1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum brownei S.Moore

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrublet or prostrate herb, often cushion-forming, much branched, 0.3–1 m high; stems hidden by overlapping leaf-bases, later glabrous with the remains of leaf-bases.
    Leaves
    Leaves grey-green, sessile, linear, 0.5–2 cm long, 1–2 mm wide, base sheathing for ± 5 mm, margins revolute, apex a thick glabrous mucro, tomentose on both surfaces but very densely so beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 14–22 mm long, homogamous, terminal in few-headed cymes; capitula ± sessile; phyllaries creamy white with a pink tinge at the very base, lanceolate, 4–14 mm long, acute, glabrous except for the very base which has few hairs to a patch of pubescence; receptacle fimbriae to 1.5 mm long.
    Florets
    Florets yellow to pale orange, ?all hermaphrodite; tube cylindric, 2.8–4.2 mm long, lobes 0.4–0.5 mm long, anthers 1.5–1.6 mm long, style 3.5–5.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindric, 0.6–0.9 mm long, glabrous; pappus white, 3.5–5.5 mm long, subplumose distally, falling as a unit.

    Distribution

    Helichrysum brownei S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Bot. 54: 254 (1916)

    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, t. 86 (1994).
    • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Africa: 170, t. 231 (1987).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 207, 344 (1957).
    • S. Moore in Journal of Botany 54: 254 (1916).

    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