Thesium whyteanum Rendle

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Thesium whyteanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Valley below Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts

Thesium whyteanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Valley below Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts

Thesium whyteanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Valley below Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts

Thesium whyteanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Valley below Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts

Thesium whyteanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Valley below Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts

Thesium whyteanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Thesium whyteanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

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Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: whyteanum: named after Alexander Whyte (1834-1908), Scottish plant explorer, and botanist who collected plants in Liberia, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda. He was Curator of the Entebbe Botanic Garden in Uganda.
Habitat: Grassland, rocky places with Xerophyta sp. and scrubby margins of forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1600 - 2400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Apparently restricted to Mount Mulanje in Southern Malawi and the Chimanimani Mountains of Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Sunday 23 November 2014
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.

Hilliard, O.M. (2006). Santalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 239 - 240.

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2002). Endemics of Mt. Mulanje. The endemic spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Systematics and Geography of Plants 72 Page 22.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 172.


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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Thesium whyteanum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121540, retrieved 11 December 2017

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