Thesium pygmaeum Hilliard

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (8)

Thesium pygmaeum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Thesium pygmaeum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Thesium pygmaeum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Thesium pygmaeum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Thesium pygmaeum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms:
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb growing from a small woody caudex. Stems many, decumbent to erect, 10-15 cm long, not ribbed. Leaves ascending-recurved to spreading, linear, c. 7-14 mm long, fleshy, pointed at the apex. Flowers solitary in the axils of bracts, 1-5 arranged like a raceme at the ends of branchlets, together forming a profusely branched panicle. Flowers white, sessile or on pedicels up to 2 mm long, with lobes c. 0.6 mm long, triangular, hairless; external glands ellipsoid.Fruit c. 2 mm long, reddish-brown with slightly raised ribs and reticulations.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pygmaeum: dwarved; pygmy
Habitat: On quartzite sandstone rocky outcrops
Altitude range: (metres) 1380 - 1640 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Known only from the Chimanimani Mountains in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Friday 28 November 2014
Literature:

Hilliard, O.M. (2006). Santalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 214 - 215. (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.


Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Other sources of information about Thesium pygmaeum:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Thesium pygmaeum

External websites:

African Plant Database: Thesium pygmaeum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Thesium pygmaeum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Thesium pygmaeum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Thesium pygmaeum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Thesium pygmaeum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Thesium pygmaeum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Thesium pygmaeum
Ispot Southern Africa : Thesium pygmaeum
JSTOR Plant Science: Thesium pygmaeum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Thesium pygmaeum
Tropicos: Thesium pygmaeum
West African Plants database: Thesium pygmaeum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Thesium pygmaeum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121490, retrieved 11 December 2016

Site software last modified: 2 July 2016 1:03pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use