1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum citrispinum Delile

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or shrubby herb 15–120 cm high, its outline often rounded; stems armed with reddish spines to 1.5 cm long or unarmed, distally densely branching, thin-tomentose and densely leafy.
    Leaves
    Leaves grey-green, spreading, erect and overlapping, or clustered in tight little rosettes, sessile, linear or narrowly lanceolate, 3–10 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, base slightly clasping, margins revolute, apex obtuse, densely tomentose on both surfaces.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 10–18 mm long, homogamous, solitary and terminal, but seeming to form a corymb through the dense branching; stalks of individual capitula very short; phyllaries shiny white or cream, multiseriate, spreading, lanceolate or elliptic, 4–14 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, subacute, proximally with short black hairs; receptacle honeycombed.
    Florets
    Florets yellow, all hermaphrodite, 30–130, tube cylindrical or narrowly infundibuliform, 2–3 mm long, lobes 0.2–0.5 mm long with short black hairs, anthers ± 2 mm long, style 2.5–3.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindrical, 0.6–0.8 mm long, glabrous or pilose; pappus white, 3–4 mm long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia

    Helichrysum citrispinum Delile appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 1, 1953 Steudner [350], Ethiopia K000274434 isotype
    Schimper [1246], Ethiopia K000274436
    Roth [357], Ethiopia K000274435

    First published in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2, 20: 93 (1843)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Mesfin & T. Reilly in D.J.N. Hind et al. (eds), Adv. Comp. Syst.: 390 (1995).
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 212, t. 87 (1994).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 342 (1957).
    • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 325 (1910).
    • Oliv. & Hiern in Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 348 (1877).
    • A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 423 (1848).
    • Delile in Ann. Sci. Nat. ser. 2, 20: 93 (1843).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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