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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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, with annual shoots from a woody rootstock; stems solitary or two, 30–50 cm high, appressed white-tomentellous, with radical leaves and cauline leaves all the way up the stem.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves dark brown above, whitish beneath, linear, the basal ones very long, the cauline ones shorter but similar, 3–35 cm long, 0.2–1 cm wide, base attenuate but clasping the stem, apex acute, glabrous above, appressed white-tomentellous beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 2.5–4 mm long, homogamous, very many together in dense subglobose primary clusters, these packed tightly in secondary bulbous groups, the whole subtended by short leaves; phyllaries yellow, 3-seriate, linear to lanceolate, 2–3 mm long, acute, glabrous but those of the outermost capitula in the cluster hairy; receptacle not fimbriate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets yellow, 4–5 in number, hermaphrodite, tube cylindrical, 1.9–2.3 mm long, lobes 0.2–0.3 mm long, glandular, anthers 1.2–1.3 mm long, style 2.1–2.6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes cylindric, 0.6–1 mm long, glabrous; pappus 2–2.5 mm long, flattened and subplumose distally, deciduous in groups.
Habitat
Shrubby grassland; 1800–2200 m
Distribution
T4

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Helichrysum keilii Moeser appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 44: 249 (1910)

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: 82, t. 14/f-j (1989).
  • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 609 (1985).
  • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 249 (1910).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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