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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum aureum (Houtt.) Merr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to Cape Prov.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, with a woody rootstock; rosette of radical leaves, and flowering stems 0.1–0.6 m high, with distant and small leaves; stems simple or distally branched, glandular-setose, occasionally white-woolly.
    Leaves
    Leaves aromatic, grey, the radical ones oblanceolate or spatulate, 3–12 cm long, 1–2.5 cm wide, base broad and semi-amplexicaul, apex acute and mucronate, glandular-setose to woolly; cauline leaves similar, decreasing in size towards the inflorescence.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 8–20 mm long, heterogamous, terminal and solitary or in few-headed corymbs; stalks of individual capitula 2–6 mm long; phyllaries shiny yellow or white, multiseriate, radiating.
    Florets
    Florets yellow, very many, the outer fewer than the inner.
    Fruits
    Achenes ellipsoid, 0.7–1 mm long, glabrous; pappus yellow, 3–4 mm long, with subplumose tips, falling individually.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Helichrysum aureum (Houtt.) Merr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in J. Arnold Arbor. 19: 372 (1938)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Hilliard, Flora of Southern Africa 33, 7 (2): 289 (1983).
    • Merr. in Journ. Arn. Arb. 19: 372 (1938).

    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