African Plant Database

Thesium wittei De Wild. & Staner
Protologue : Contrib. Fl. Katanga, Suppl. iv. 74 (1932)
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Thesium fastigiatum A.W. Hill
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Thesium fastigiatum A.W. Hill (1910)
=Thesium luembense Robyns & Lawalrée (1944)
=Thesium tamariscinum A.W. Hill (1910)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb drying black with an erect woody thick rootstock crowned with tufts of slender erect stems 20-40 cm tall, 2-3 mm diam. at base, glabrous, ribbed, fastigiately branched; branches to 30 cm long with short twiglets terminating in a flower[…]
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Ecology : Savanna on sandy soil; plain with short grass and occasional shrubs; humid area on sandy plateau.
  Close to T. doloense, but type of ramification different, leaves shorter (in T. doloense 6-12 mm long, not 3-6 mm), flowers larger (in T. doloense, 1,5-2,4 mm long) but stamens shorter, and fruit ovoid and larger (in T. doloense globose, 1,5-2 mm ?)
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Record n°90756
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