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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum cataractarum Beentje

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Habit
    Creeping herb, with perennial creeping root, the stems to 20 cm long; stems near base obscured by leaf sheaths, more distally terete and white-tomentellous.
    Leaves
    Leaves elliptic, the proximal ones fairly densely set (occasionally forming a rosette) and with a petiole to 2 cm long, the distal ones smaller, more distant and sessile, 1.5–7 cm long, 0.3–2 cm wide, base attenuate, or clasping and almost auriculate in distal leaves, margins entire, revolute in distal leaves, apex acute and mucronate, thin-pubescent above and glabrescent, white- or pale brown-tomentose beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 8–11 mm long, ± 7 in lax corymbs, heterogamous; stalks of individual capitula 3–10 mm long; phyllaries white, imbricate, lanceolate, 3–9 mm long, obtuse, pubescent near the base; receptacle honeycombed.
    Florets
    Florets yellow, many; outer florets in several rows, narrowly cylindric, tube 1.5–1.7 mm long, lobes 0.1–0.2 mm long, style 1.8–2.1 mm long; inner florets many (more than outer), cylindrical or narrowly infundibuliform, tube 1.7–2.3 mm long, lobes 0.2–0.4 mm long, anthers 1–1.2 mm long, style ± 2.1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindric, 0.4–0.6 mm long, glabrous; pappus white, 1.8–2.5 mm long, slightly subplumose distally, falling in groups.
    Habitat
    Waterfall spray zone (“in wet moss all down face of waterfall, very wet and dripping from spray”) or river-bank; 2250–2700 m
    Distribution
    T7 only known from this area

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Helichrysum cataractarum Beentje appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 55(2): 350 (2000)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Beentje in Kew Bulletin 55: 350, fig. 1 (2000).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0