THESIUM - something to think about

THESIUM - something to think about

THESIUM - something to think about - Southern Africa : Thanks to Gigi for sharing her latest find at Cape Point on iSpot. For ages I have been meaning to g

Thanks to Gigi for sharing her latest find at Cape Point on iSpot.
For ages I have been meaning to get my teeth into Thesium - wondering how many others feel the same way?
I'm astounded at how many observations we have recorded - let's strive to increase this number.
The Red List will help http://redlist.sanbi.org/genus.php?genus=699
But for some Light Reading - this is worthwhile
Phylogenetics and biogeography of the parasitic genus Thesium L. (Santalaceae), with an emphasis on the Cape of South Africa
TIMOTHY E. MOORE G. ANTHONY VERBOOM FÉLIX FOREST
https://academic.oup.com/botlinnean/article/162/3/435/2724260
Hoping Miguel Garcia (National Herbarium of New South Wales) will spare some time to browse and advise
Following my recollection of Dan Nickrent - there is so much more here
http://nickrentlab.siu.edu/
http://parasiticplants.siu.edu/Thesiaceae/index.html
LINKS for ID's
THESIUM acuminatum: http://plants.jstor.org/stable/10.5555/al.ap.flora.floc013334?searchUri=qtype%3Dall%26query%3DThesium%2Bacuminatum
http://apps.kew.org/herbcat/getImage.do?imageBarcode=K000431639
20 Dec 2017
marlandza