1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum indicum (L.) Grierson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Chad.

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    A small spreading herb
    Inflorescences
    Numerous silvery-woolly flower-heads crowded in spike-like clusters
    Florets
    Florets pale yellow
    Ecology
    On river-sand and in waste places in northern districts.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal

    Introduced into:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Dominican Republic, Great Britain, Haiti, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Mauritius, Northern Provinces, Réunion

    Helichrysum indicum (L.) Grierson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sieber [201], South Africa K000274514 Unknown type material
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 2954], India Gnaphalium indicum K001118262
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 2954], Myanmar Gnaphalium indicum K001118265
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 2954], Myanmar Gnaphalium indicum K001118266
    De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 2954] Gnaphalium indicum K001118263
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 2954], India Gnaphalium indicum K001118258
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 2954], India Gnaphalium indicum K001118259
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 2954], India Gnaphalium indicum K001118260
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 2954], India Gnaphalium indicum K001118261
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 2954] Gnaphalium indicum K001118264
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 2954] Gnaphalium indicum K001118267
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 2954] Gnaphalium indicum K001118268
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 2954] Gnaphalium indicum K001118269

    First published in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 31(1): 138 (1971)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
    • Liogier, A.H. (1996). Flora de la Española 8: 1-588. Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Liogier, A.H. (1996). Flora de la Española 8: 1-588. Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.

    Sources

    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/
    © 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