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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum ellipticifolium Moeser

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Tropical Africa, Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Herb or semi-trailing shrub 0.3–1 m high; stems much branched, thin white-tomentose but glabrescent, densely leafy and often with marcescent leaves.
    Leaves
    Leaves elliptic or lanceolate, 1–3.5 cm long, 0.5–1.5 cm wide, base narrowed into a pseudopetiole to 8 mm long and sheathing for a few mm, margins slightly revolute or occasionally flat, apex abruptly mucronate, sparsely tomentose above, densely pale grey-green tomentose beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 11–17 mm long, heterogamous, (1–)3–8 together in terminal corymbs; stalks of individual capitula 3–15 mm long; phyllaries white or white with pink tinge near base or apex, rarely (in bud?) reddish, multiseriate, lanceolate to oblong, 5–15 mm long, acute, stereome pilose (in outer) to glandular (inner); receptacle honeycombed.
    Florets
    Florets yellow, several hundred; outer florets few, in 1–2 rows, tube cylindrical, 1.8–2.2 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.4 mm long, style 2.2–2.5 mm long; inner florets very many, tube narrowly infundibuliform to almost cylindrical from a slightly widened base, 2–3.4 mm long, lobes 0.3 mm long, glandular, anthers ± 1.5 mm long, style 3.3–3.7 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindrical, 0.7–1.1 mm long, glabrous; pappus white, 3–3.7 mm long, barbellate with widened apex, falling separately.
    Habitat
    Swampy sites in bamboo clearings and montane grassland; 2500–3600 m
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K6

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Helichrysum ellipticifolium Moeser appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 44(2-3): 328 (1910)

    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).
    • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 156, t. 34/f-k (1989).
    • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 602, fig. 187/3 (1985).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 212, 346 (1957).
    • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 328 (1910).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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