Thesium pleuroloma A.W. Hill
  • Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Thesium pleuroloma A.W. Hill. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001134426. Accessed on: 21 Oct 2020'

Diagnostic Description

A weak straggling plant externally resembling T. junceum, Bernh., but distinct in possessing membranous flaps to the perianth-segments like those of T. lacinulatum, A. W. Hill, as well as in the absence of a beard.

  • Provided by: [A].e-Flora of South Africa
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    Morphology

    A prostrate herb or subshrub; stems glabrous, prostrate, flexuous, ribbed, 10-14 in. long, bearing numerous elongated flexuous flowering branchlets; leaves scattered, acicular, somewhat fleshy, 1 1/2-2 1/2 lin. long, abruptly acute; flowers pedicellate, solitary in the axils of bracts disposed in lax racemose inflorescences; bracts subulate, shorter than the flowers, 3/4-1 lin. long, acutely acuminate, glabrous; bracteoles inconspicuous; perianth 3/4 lin. long; external glands conspicuous; segments 3/8 lin. long, ovate with hooded apex, margins provided with two infolded membranous flaps or lacinulae protecting the anthers; anthers 1/4 lin. long, exserted; style 1/4 lin. long, reaching to the base of the anthers; fruit not seen.

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    • 2
    • ]. 

    Distribution

    Central Region: Murraysburg Div.; near Murraysburg, Carnarvon Div.; Kareeberg Range.

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    • 2
    • ]. 

      Bibliography

    • 1 Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew
    • 2 Hill, AW. 1925. Order CXX. Santalaceae. Fl. Cap. (Harvey) 5(1-2): 135 - 212. Lovell Reeve & Co., London.

     Information From

    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
    • A All Rights Reserved
    Santalaceae
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).