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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum herbaceum (Andrews) Sweet

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb 0.3–0.6 m high, stoloniferous, the stems solitary or few, simple or branching, densely leafy; stems pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves greyish, sometimes rosette leaves present (these obovate, to 5 cm long and to 2 cm wide, but not seen in our area); cauline leaves sessile, linear, 1–3 cm long, 0.1–0.3(–0.5) cm wide, margins revolute, apex acute and mucronate, grey-pubescent and glabrescent above (or rarely scabrid), tomentose beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 16–22 mm long, heterogamous, terminal and solitary, but sometimes stems branching and distal part forming an inflorescence; stalks of individual capitula 0–3 mm long; phyllaries yellow, the outermost shiny and varying from brown-tinged lemon yellow to greenish yellow, multiseriate, 4–17 mm long, acute, stereome hairy or glandular; receptacle honeycombed.
    Florets
    Florets yellow to orange; outer ones few (10–40), tube narrowly cylindric, 4.2–4.4 mm long, lobes ± 0.3 mm long, style 5–5.2 mm long; inner ones many, tube cylindric, 4.1–4.9 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.5 mm long, glandular, anthers 2.1 mm long, style 4.6–4.8 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes ellipsoid, 1–1.5 mm long, glabrous; pappus yellowish, 4.5–5 mm long, tips subplumose.
    Habitat
    Montane grassland; 1600–2800 m
    Distribution
    T6 T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Helichrysum herbaceum (Andrews) Sweet appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000274642 Unknown type material
    Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000274643 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Hort. Brit.: 223 (1826)

    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: 181, t. 40/a-e (1989).
    • Hilliard, Flora of Southern Africa 33, 7 (2): 281 (1983).
    • P.J. Cribb & G.P. Leedal, Mountain Flow. S. Tanz.: 155, t. 42a (1982).
    • Hilliard & B.L. Burtt in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 32: 351 (1973).
    • Sweet, Hort. Brit.: 223 (1827).

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    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