1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum amblyphyllum Mattf.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda (Mt. Elgon).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub 0.3–1.2 m high, much branched; stems appressed white-tomentose, the lower parts with marcescent leaves.
    Leaves
    Leaves pale green, erect or slightly spreading, sessile, linear, 1–3 cm long, 1–2 mm wide, base slightly clasping, margins revolute, apex obtuse, white-tomentose on both surfaces but more densely so beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 10–15 mm long, homogamous, few to many together in fairly dense terminal corymbose cymes; stalks of individual capitula 2–5 mm long; phyllaries shiny white, usually with pink tinge or pink base, lanceolate, 4–10 mm long, acute, glabrous; receptacle honeycombed.
    Florets
    Florets yellow, many, all hermaphrodite, but the outer ones smaller than the inner; tube cylindric, 2.8–3.8 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.4 mm long, anthers 1.4–1.7 mm long, style 3.5–3.8 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindric, 0.5–0.7 mm long, glabrous; pappus white, 3.5–4 mm long, with subplumose tips, caducous in small groups.
    Habitat
    Rocky grassland, with heath, Hypericum or Euryops; may be common; 3200–4200 m
    Distribution
    endemic to Elgon K3 K5 U3

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    Distribution

    Helichrysum amblyphyllum Mattf. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dummer, R.A. [3319], Uganda K000274608 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 59(4, Beibl. 133): 16 (1924)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 212 (1994).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 208 (1957).
    • Mattf. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 59, Beibl. 133: 16 (1924).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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