Thesium pygmaeum Hilliard

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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

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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
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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.


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JSTOR Plant Science: Thesium pygmaeum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Thesium pygmaeum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Thesium pygmaeum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Thesium pygmaeum
Tropicos: Thesium pygmaeum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Thesium pygmaeum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121490, retrieved 23 September 2018

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