Thesium goetzeanum Engl.

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Thesium goetzeanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Thesium goetzeanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Thesium goetzeanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Thesium goetzeanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

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Synonyms: Thesium caespitosum Robyns & Lewalrée
Thesium rhodesiacum sensu Eyles in Trans. Roy. Soc. SA 5:344 (1916)
Thesium rogersii A.W. Hill
Thesium schweinfurthii Engl. var. laxum Engl.
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb with a thick woody caudex with tufted stems arising from the crown. Bracts relatively broad (1-2 mm wide), lanceolate often with minutely scaberulous margins, usually adnate to entire length of the pedicel, rarely only to lower half. Flowers usually solitary in the axil of each bract, c. 7-13 racemosely arranged. Perianth lobes with apical beard. Fruits pale with strongly raised ribs but less strongly raised reticulations.
Derivation of specific name: goetzeanum: after Walter Goetze (1872-1899), German naturalist, explorer, photographer and collector of botanical and zoological specimens in Tanzania.
Habitat: Grassland and open grassland in a variety of soils including serpentine
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Worldwide distribution: From Central Kenya south to South Africa.
Botswana distribution: SE
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Content last updated: Thursday 25 February 2021

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 55.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 35.

Hilliard, O.M. (2006). Santalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 236 - 238. (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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 95.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 100.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Thesium goetzeanum., retrieved 20 March 2023

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