1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum buchananii Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb 0.3–1 m high, with stems from a woody rootstock; stems reddish, branching, appressed white-tomentose.
    Leaves
    Leaves greyish-green, sessile, oblong to lanceolate, 1–5 cm long, 0.3–1.2 cm wide, base semi-amplexicaul, margins slightly revolute, apex subacute and mucronate, densely tomentose on both surfaces.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 9–12 mm long, heterogamous, solitary or in small groups, terminal, but through the branching resembling a many-headed leafy corymb; phyllaries shiny golden yellow or (the outermost) brownish, 3–4-seriate, lanceolate, 3–11 mm long, acute to obtuse, glabrous; receptacle honeycombed.
    Florets
    Florets yellow to orange; outer florets many, tube filiform, 1.7–1.9 mm long, lobes 0.1–0.2, style 2–2.4 mm long; inner florets very many, tube narrowly infundibuliform, 2–2.2 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.4 mm long, anthers 0.9–1 mm long, style 2.3–2.6 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achene ellipsoid, 0.5–0.6 mm long, glabrous; pappus yellowish, 2–3 mm long, distally flattened, caducous individually.
    Habitat
    Grassland or disturbed ground; 1750–2500 m
    Distribution
    T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Helichrysum buchananii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Kassner [2962], Burundi K000274399 Unknown type material
    Buchanan [444], Malawi K000274637
    Buchanan, J. [480], Malawi K000274638
    Patel, H. [7303], Mozambique K000613565
    Timberlake, J. [5136], Mozambique K000613516

    First published in Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1891: 429 (1892)

    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: 172 (1989).
    • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 606 (1985).
    • 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).
    • S. Moore in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 40: 109 (1911).
    • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 331 (1910).
    • Engl., Hochgebirgsfl. Trop. Afr.: 429 (1891).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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