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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Short-lived perennial, woody near the base, or shrub 0.9–2 m high; stems terete, thinly white-tomentose.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, dull green above, white beneath, lanceolate, 7–21 cm long, 1–6 cm wide (smaller in inflorescence), base tapering and clasping, margins entire, sometimes slightly revolute or seemingly crenate by partial recurving, apex acute and sometimes slightly caudate, thinly pilose to glabrous above, white-tomentose beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 5–7.5 mm long, heterogamous, many together in lax leafy corymbs to 14 cm across; stalks of individual capitula 2–15 mm long; phyllaries straw-coloured or yellow, lanceolate, 2–5.5 mm long, acute or erose, glabrous or with a hardly pilose stereome; receptacle honeycombed.
    Florets
    Florets greenish yellow, many; outer florets many in several series, tube filiform, 2.5–2.9 mm long, lobes ± 0.2 mm long, style 2.7–3.7 mm long; inner florets several tens but fewer than the outer, tube cylindric, 2.7–3 mm long, lobes 0.2–0.3 mm long, anthers 1.6–1.7 mm long, style 2.9–3.3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindric or ellipsoid, 0.5–0.8 mm long, glabrous; pappus white, 2.5–3.5 mm long, falling individually.
    Figures
    Fig. 91 (page 451).
    Habitat
    In shallow soil over damp rocks in deep rain gully, or in Rapanea-Hagenia forest; 2000–2600 m
    Distribution
    T2 T6 T7 U2 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Uganda

    Other Data

    Helichrysum korongoni Beentje appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Grimshaw, J.M. [94611], Tanzania K000274609 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 55(2): 352 (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: 352, fig. 2 (2000).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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    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/
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