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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum glumaceum DC.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herb, 10–60 cm high, erect, branched from near the base, leafy throughout; stems terete, tomentellous, glabrescent, the lower stems often covered in marcescent leaves.
    Leaves
    Leaves aromatic, grey-green, linear to oblanceolate, 2–6(–11) cm long, 0.3–1(–1.4) cm wide, narrowing to a sessile base, sometimes slightly auriculate, margins entire and often undulate, apex acute to apiculate, sparsely tomentose to glabrous above, tomentose beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 2.5–5 mm long, heterogamous, sessile or shortly stalked, crowded in cymes, these often united in corymbs a few cm in diameter, the whole inflorescence usually on a long leafless stalk, but sometimes only just above the leaves; phyllaries 5–7-seriate, shiny, white or pink, rarely scarlet, the outer smaller than the inner, 1–4.5 mm long, 0.5–2 mm wide, glabrous; receptacle flat, fimbrillate.
    Florets
    Florets white or pale yellow, 5–29; outer florets 2–11, the tube filiform, 2.4–3.3 mm long, the lobes≤1 mm long, style 2.2–3.5 mm long; inner florets 2–18, the tube cylindrical, 2.2–3.8 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.5 mm long and glabrous or sparsely pilose, anthers 1.4–2 mm long, style 2.2–3.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes pale brown, 0.7–1.8 mm long, densely glandular; pappus 2.5–3.5 mm long.
    Habitat
    Grassland or dry bushland, bushed grassland, often on hillsides, usually in rocky sites, on volcanic soils; 200–2250 m
    Distribution
    K1 K2 K3 K4 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T5 U1 U2 from Senegal and Mauritania to Egypt and Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, in the south to Angola
    [FWTA]

    Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    An annual or perennial bushy herb from a few inches to about 1 ft. high
    Leaves
    Small whitish-tomentose leaves
    Inflorescences
    Flower-heads narrow, pointed, silvery-white
    Ecology
    On littoral dunes.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritania, Mozambique, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Helichrysum glumaceum DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1992 Schweinfurth, G. [347], Sudan K000274411
    Jan 1, 1992 Schweinfurth, G. [303], Sudan K000274412
    Schimper [433], Ethiopia K000274413
    Kayombo, C.J. [4221], Tanzania K000612969

    Bibliography

    First published in Prodr. 6: 197 (1838)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
    • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Prod. 6: 197 (1838).

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Mesfin & T. Reilly in D.J.N. Hind et al. (eds), Adv. Comp. Syst.: 424 (1995).
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 212 (1994).
    • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Africa: 170, t. 94 (1987).
    • C.D. Adams in Flora of West Tropical Africa ed. 2, 2: 264 (1963).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 151 (1949).
    • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 253 (1910).
    • Richard, Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 427 (1848).
    • DC., Prodr. 6: 197 (1838).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
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    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/
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