Thesium fastigiatum A.W. Hill

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Thesium fastigiatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Thesium fastigiatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Thesium fastigiatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Thesium fastigiatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Thesium luembense Robyns & Lawalrée
Thesium tamariscinum A.W. Hill
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with branches up to 40 cm long growing from a strong woody caudex. Branches minutely scrabidulous or hairless, very shallowly ribeed by decurrent scale leaves. Leaves normally all reduced to scales, those subtending primary branches up to 7 mm long, linear to lanceolate. Flowers nearly always on a scaly primary shoot from a leaf axil, white, cream or very pale yellowish to greenish; tube 0.5-1 mm long with obscure ellipsoid external glands; lobes oblong-lanceolate, 0.8-1.7 mm long with margins inflexed. Fruit ovoid, 2.5-3 mm long. pale buff, strongly ribbed and reticulate.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: fastigiatum: with branches more or less parallel to the main stem; fastigiate.
Habitat: On sandy or rocky soils in woodland, grassland or scrub.
Altitude range: 650 - 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 13 June 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 259. (Includes a picture).

Hilliard, O.M. (2006). Santalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 225 - 227. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 76.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 95.

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Flora of Malawi: Thesium fastigiatum
Flora of Zambia: Thesium fastigiatum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Thesium fastigiatum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Thesium fastigiatum
African Plant Database: Thesium fastigiatum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Thesium fastigiatum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Thesium fastigiatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Thesium fastigiatum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Thesium fastigiatum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Thesium fastigiatum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Thesium fastigiatum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Thesium fastigiatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Thesium fastigiatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Thesium fastigiatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Thesium fastigiatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Thesium fastigiatum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Thesium fastigiatum
Tropicos: Thesium fastigiatum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Thesium fastigiatum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121400, retrieved 22 July 2019

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