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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum forskahlii (J.F.Gmel.) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Comoros, SW. Arabian Peninsula.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb or shrub, 20–100 cm high; stem woody, much branched, the branches terete, tomentose but glabrescent, usually densely beset with leaves and often with marcescent leaves as well.
    Leaves
    Leaves narrowly lanceolate or linear, sessile, 0.4–2.5(–5.5) cm long, 0.1–0.8 cm wide, base half-amplexicaul, margins entire and revolute, apex acute, sparsely to densely tomentose.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 2–4.5 mm long, heterogamous, in dense (sub-)globose cymes arranged in terminal leafy corymbs, all axes tomentose; stalks of individual capitula to 1.5 mm long; receptacle fimbriae to 1 mm; phyllaries pale green, pale yellow or silvery yellow with darker apices, 4–5-seriate, ovate to oblong, 1–3.5 mm long, the outermost smallest with some indument near the base, the inner glabrous and sparsely glandular, apex obtuse or eroded.
    Florets
    Florets pale yellow, becoming orange when dead; outer florets 7–20, tube filiform, 2.2–2.6 mm long, lobes 0.2–0.4 mm long and glandular, style 2.4–2.8 mm long; inner florets 2–10, tube cylindrical to narrowly infundibuliform, 1.8–2.4 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.5 mm long, glandular, anthers 0.6–1 mm long, style 2.5–2.9 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes ellipsoid, 0.4–0.7 mm long, glabrous and papillose; pappus 1.5–2.5 mm long, barbellate, caducous in groups.
    Figures
    Fig. 87/8–14 (page 411).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Helichrysum forskahlii (J.F.Gmel.) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2008 Cheek, M. [13544], Cameroon K000518732
    Feb 1, 2004 Cheek, M. [9498], Cameroon K000108699
    Feb 1, 2004 Cheek, M. [7240], Cameroon K000108698
    Jan 1, 2004 Pollard, B.J. [473], Cameroon K000746100
    Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9161], Cameroon K000108700
    Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9497], Cameroon K000108701
    Jan 1, 1996 Wood, D. [793], Kenya K000333564
    Jan 1, 1996 Thulin [265], Kenya K000333569
    Jan 1, 1996 Mwangangi, O.M. [56], Kenya K000333560
    Jan 1, 1996 Major, E.J. [392], Kenya K000333559
    Jan 1, 1996 Kokwaro, J.O. [2326], Kenya K000333565
    Jan 1, 1996 Kokwaro, J.O. [2465], Kenya K000333570
    Jan 1, 1996 s.coll. [9169], Kenya K000333563
    Jan 1, 1996 Clark, T.R. [19], Kenya K000333566
    Jan 1, 1996 Barkley, A.F. [3108], Kenya K000333567
    Jan 1, 1996 Nawey [86], Kenya K000333568
    Jan 1, 1988 Linder, D.H. [3459], Cameroon K000052146
    Nov 1, 1987 Thomas, D.W. [3106], Cameroon K000052143
    Jan 1, 1987 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [8464], Cameroon K000052147
    Dec 1, 1980 Dalziel, J.M. [8322], Cameroon K000052132
    Dec 1, 1980 Morton, J.K. [559], Cameroon K000052135
    Dec 1, 1980 Morton, J.K. [6870], Cameroon K000052141
    Dec 1, 1980 Boughey, A.S. [0s.n.4], Cameroon K000052139
    Dec 1, 1980 Brenan, J.P.M. [9543], Cameroon K000052129
    Dec 1, 1980 Mildbraed, G. W. J. [10835], Cameroon K000052137
    Dec 1, 1980 Migeod, F. W. H. [156], Cameroon K000052142
    Jan 1, 1980 Hepper, F.N. [2096], Cameroon K000052106
    Jan 1, 1980 Hepper, F.N. [2096], Cameroon K000052127
    Jan 1, 1980 Sanford, W.W. [5390 a], Cameroon K000052145
    Jan 1, 1980 Brunt, M.A. [603], Cameroon K000052136
    Jan 1, 1980 Savory, H. J. [UCI 398], Cameroon K000052138
    Keay, R.W.J. [28595], Cameroon K000052123
    Morton, J.K. [793], Cameroon K000052122
    Maitland, T.D. [0s.n.48], Cameroon K000052109
    Maitland, T.D. [1241], Cameroon K000052110
    Maitland, T.D. [945], Cameroon K000052111
    Maitland, T.D. [1000], Cameroon K000052112
    Maitland, T.D. [945], Cameroon K000052140
    Boughey, A.S. [6969], Cameroon K000052144
    Boughey, A.S. [6986], Cameroon K000052121
    Thorold, C.A. [22], Cameroon K000052124
    Hutchinson, J. [65], Cameroon K000052113
    Mann, G. [1930], Cameroon K000052150
    Mann, G. [1287], Cameroon K000052115
    Schimper [1765], Ethiopia K000274417
    Schimper [1765], Ethiopia K000274415
    Schimper [836], Ethiopia K000274421
    Schimper [979], Ethiopia K000274422
    Ejiofor, M.C. [FHI 29381], Cameroon K000052114
    Hedberg, O. [93141], Cameroon K000087418
    Breteler, F.J. [MC 95], Cameroon K000052118
    Breteler, F.J. [MC 100], Cameroon K000052119
    Johnston, H.H. [16], Cameroon K000052125
    Roth [358] K000274423
    Dundas J. [20365], Cameroon K000052120
    Timberlake, J. [5465], Mozambique K000614446
    Mphamba [99], Mozambique K000614308
    Mildbraed, G. W. J. [10847], Cameroon K000052126
    Coll. Nat. d'Agric. de Dschang [1791], Cameroon K000052148
    Lowe J. [2938], Cameroon K000052117
    Rakoto, R. [196], Madagascar Helichrysum fruticosum K000662025

    Bibliography

    First published in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 38(1): 146 (1980)

    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.: 417 (1995).
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 212, t. 87 (1994).
    • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 88, t. 15/f-j (1989).
    • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 608, fig. 186/4 (1985).
    • Hilliard & B.L. Burtt, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edin. 38: 146 (1980).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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