Thesium gracilentum N.E.Br.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Red Data Book Information:
Distribution: Emlembe Mountain (Havelock Concession)
Found in an inaccessible habitat.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Thesium gracilentum - Plant 10—20 cm high. Leaves c 1 cm long. half-spreading, somewhat curved. Flower-bearing part of shoot 2,5—5 cm long, with 5—8 flowers. Flower-stalk 1,5 trim long, bracts equal or longer. Calyx-tube bell-shaped, c 1 mm diam, lobes 1,2—1,5 mm long, hairless below their tips. Style 1,2—2 mm long, as long as or longer than calyx-tube.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.