African Plant Database

Thesium whyteanum Rendle
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 4: 42 (1894)
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Thesium mukense A.W. Hill (1910)
=Thesium schweinfurthii auct.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Subshrub, glabrous, spindly, with a woody stoloniferous rootstock; stems 1-several, 0,3-0,6(-3) m tall, ribbed, virgately branched only in the upper part where they are densely clad in erect acicular leaves; leaves sharply ascending, 8-45 mm long,[…]
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Ecology : Short or long and rough grassland, sometimes in rocky sites with Xerophyta, and heaths; scrubby forest margins.
  Variation in habit between the two different mountain populations (cf. Hilliard in Fl. Zambes. 9/3: 239, 2006).
  1600-2400 m alt. T. whyteanum cited by Burrows & Willis, Pl. Nyika Plateau: 259, 2005 from Nyika National Park, N Malawi (Patel 1999), seems to be an erroneous record.
  Apparently endemic to Chimanimani Mts. and Mt. Mulanje.
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