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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Shrub, sparsely branched with thick, woody branches; branches covered by old leaf-bases, densely leafy distally.
Leaves
Leaves linear or narrowly lanceolate, sessile, 1–4 cm long, 2.5–5 mm wide, base shortly sheathing, margins revolute, apex obtuse or acute, thickly white-tomentose on both surfaces.
Capitulum
Capitula 20–30 mm long, heterogamous, terminal and solitary but several branchlets forming a leafy corymb; stalks of individual capitula to 1 cm long, tomentose; phyllaries white or cream, shiny, multiseriate, lanceolate, 8–22 mm long, acute, glabrous except for a pubescent patch at the base; receptacle honeycombed.
Florets
Florets many; outer florets in one or few rows, much fewer than the inner, tube cylindric, 2.7–3 mm long, lobes 0.2–0.6 mm long, style 3.6–3.7 mm long; inner florets many, tube cylindric, 3–3.4 mm long, lobes 0.5–0.7 mm long, anthers 1.5–1.6 mm long, style ± 3.5 mm long before exsertion.
Fruits
Achenes ellipsoid, 13–16 mm long, glabrous; pappus white or cream, 3.5–4.5 mm long, with subplumose apices, falling individually.
Habitat
On rocky ground; 3650–4000 m
Distribution
endemic to the Nyandarua/Aberdare Mts K3 K4

Native to:

Kenya

Helichrysum gloria-dei Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 1, 1957 Fox, M. [B4617], Kenya K000311809
Galpin, E.E. [7933], Kenya K000311811
Rammell, J.C. [3066], Kenya K000311810

First published in Racc. Bot.: 67 (1935)

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).
  • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 216 (1957).
  • Chiov., Racc. Bot. Miss. Consol. Kenya: 67 (1935).

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