1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum abietinum O.Hoffm.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub 0.3–1.8(–3) m high, distally much branched with erect branches; branches densely leafy, whitish-tomentellous when young, becoming glabrous and with remnants of leaf-bases.
    Leaves
    Leaves dark green above, silvery beneath, spreading, sessile, linear, 0.5–1.5 cm long, 0.05–0.2 cm wide, base straight, not tapering, slightly semi-amplexicaul, margins revolute, apex acute and mucronate, sparsely pilose and glandular above, tomentellous and glandular beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 3–5 mm long, heterogamous, in terminal convex corymbs to 2 cm in diameter; stalks of individual capitula 1–4 mm long; phyllaries silvery green with brown apex when fresh, drying pale brown with darker apex, 5-seriate, scarious, wrinkled, ovate to linear, 1.5–5 mm long, obtuse to subacute, the outer sparsely pilose, the inner sparsely glandular; receptacle fimbriae to 1.5 mm long.
    Florets
    Florets yellow, 20–30; outer florets 5–8, filiform, tube 1.7–1.8 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.4 mm long and glandular, style 2–2.3 mm long; inner florets 18–23, tube narrowly infundibuliform, 1.8–2.3 mm long, lobes 0.5–0.6 mm long, glandular, anthers ± 1.2 mm long, style 2.5–3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes narrowly obovoid, 0.6–0.8 mm long, glabrous; pappus white, 2–2.5 mm long, caducous in groups.
    Habitat
    Grassland, river banks, heath zone; 1800–2950 m
    Distribution
    T6 T7 T8

    Distribution

    Helichrysum abietinum O.Hoffm. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 429 (1901)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 100 (1989).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 152 (1949).
    • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 278 (1910).
    • O. Hoffm. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 30: 429, t. 20 (1901).

    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