Thesium brevibarbatum Pilg.

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Status: Native
Perennial herb with a woody or somewhat stoloniferous caudex with many stems arising from the crown. Bracts 0.8-1.5 mm wide, linear, only adnate to part of the pedicel/peduncle (often only to lower quarter or half, higher in uppermost flowers). Flowers usually solitary in the axil of each bract, up to c. 10 racemosely arranged, often crowded. Perianth lobes with an apical beard. Fruits strongly ribbed and reticulate.
Derivation of specific name: brevibarbatum: shortly bearded, presumably referring to the perianth lobes
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1700 m
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Hilliard, O.M. (2006). Santalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Page 232.

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.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Thesium brevibarbatum., retrieved 16 April 2024

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