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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Perennial herb, scrambling to 3 m high; branches white-tomentose.
Leaves
Leaves lanceolate, 3–18 cm long, 1–5.5 cm wide, base cuneate into a short pseudopetiole but half-clasping the stem proximally, margins crenulate (or entire outside our area), apex acute and mucronate, sparsely pilose above, white-tomentose beneath.
Capitulum
Capitula 7–8 mm long, heterogamous, many together in terminal lax leafy corymbose panicles; stalks of individual capitula 5–10 mm long; phyllaries shiny pale yellow, multiseriate, ovate to lanceolate, 1.5–7.5 mm long, glabrous but for the slightly pilose and glandular stereome, acute; receptacle honeycombed.
Florets
Florets yellow; outer florets many, in several series, tube filiform, 1.8–2.4 mm long, lobes 0.1–0.2 mm long, style 2.5–2.7 mm long; inner florets many, tube cylindrical, 2.3–2.9 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.5 mm long and glandular, anthers 1.3–1.4 mm long, style 2.7–3.4 mm long.
Fruits
Achenes ellipsoid, 0.8–0.9 mm long, glabrous; pappus whitish, 2–3 mm long, barbellate, caducous individually.
Habitat
Bamboo zone; outside our area in margins of montane forest; (1700–)2400–3100 m
Distribution
T7

Native to:

Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Helichrysum goetzeanum O.Hoffm. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Goetze, W. [1049], Tanzania K000274604

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 428 (1901)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 164 (1989).
  • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 330 (1910).
  • O. Hoffm. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 30: 428 (1902).

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