Thesium dolichomeres Brenan

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Thesium dolichomeres

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Thesium dolichomeres

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Thesium dolichomeres

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Thesium dolichomeres

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Thesium dolichomeres

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Thesium dolichomeres

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Thesium dolichomeres

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms:
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Sparsely leafy, small virgate shrub, up to 1.5 m high; stems weakly ribbed by decurrent leaves. Leaves linear, up to 23 mm long but becoming much shorter upwards, midrib not visible. Flowers in lax 8-22-flowered terminal spikes; spikes together forming a spreading panicle. Bracts leaf-like, 2-3.5 mm long; each flower solitary and sessile in the axil of a bract. Perianth creamy-white, fading to browinsh-yellow; tube 1-1.3 mm long with inconspicuous ellipsoid glands; lobes oblong, 4-7-6 mm long; margins strongly inflexed, densely fringed with white curled hairs. Fruit 2.5-3 mm long and wide, pale reddish-brown, with lighly raised ribs and reticulations.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In rocky places in Brachystegia woodland and scrub, on quartzite, granite or schist.
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 1675 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from the Chimanimani Mts of Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Thursday 20 November 2014
Literature:

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 176.

Goodier, R. & Phipps, J.B. (1961). A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page 55. As Thesium sp. no 2.

Hilliard, O.M. (2006). Santalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 217 - 219. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 146.

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.

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Page 47.

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Pages 138 - 139. Protologue

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 99.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Thesium dolichomeres
African Plant Database: Thesium dolichomeres
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Thesium dolichomeres
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Thesium dolichomeres
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Thesium dolichomeres
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Thesium dolichomeres
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Thesium dolichomeres
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Thesium dolichomeres
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Thesium dolichomeres
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Thesium dolichomeres.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121390, retrieved 18 September 2019

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