African Plant Database

Thesium goetzeanum Engl.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 306 (1901) 
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Thesium coriarium A.W. Hill (1915)
=Thesium deceptum N.E. Br. (1932)
=Thesium macrogyne A.W. Hill (1915)
=Thesium nigrum A.W. Hill (1915)
=Thesium orientale A.W. Hill (1915)
=Thesium rogersii A.W. Hill (1913)
=Thesium caespitosum Robyns & Lawalrée (1961)
=Thesium cymosum auct. sensu Vollesen 1980, non A. W. Hill
=Thesium dissitum auct. sensu Vollensen 1980, non N. E. Br.
=*Thesium rhodesiacum Pilg. nom.
=Thesium schweinfurthii var. laxum Engl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial ± glaucous herb with a thick woody caudex sometimes with rhizomes, and crowned with a tuft of stems, sparingly to well branched, leafy, strongly ribbed, 10-120 cm tall, ribs extended into midribs of leaves and bracts;[…]
  see more in the book
Ecology : Grassland, often in areas subject to fires; open grassy woodland; on a variety of soils incl. Serpentine.
  Variable in habit: stems short, sparingly branched after fire, taller and well branched when unburnt. Also variable in length of bracts.
  250-2350 m alt. Closely related to T. schweinfurthii, T. mukense, but distinguished by the more cymose structure of the inflorescences.
  Botswana, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Shrub, Dwarf shrub, Parasite- Ht 0.2 - 0.6 m. Alt 1100 - 1600 m. Distribution: BOT, FS, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Visser N, M.M. le Roux & B.E. van Wyk (2018). A taxonomic revision of the Thesium goetzeanum species complex (Santalaceae) from Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland. S. African J. Bot. 119: 50 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
More information >> ( work in progress )
Record n°90554
Feedback about this record