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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum keilii Moeser

        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, 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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Helichrysum keilii Moeser appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 44(2-3): 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).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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