1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum maranguense O.Hoffm.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Sarmentose shrub or scrambler, 0.5–3.6 m high; stems long, branched, white-tomentose becoming glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves discolorous, silvery-white below, pungent, sessile, lanceolate, 3–11 cm long, 0.4–2.5 cm wide, base auriculate and semi-amplexicaul, margins entire, apex acuminate or acute, sparsely tomentose becoming subglabrous above (midrib and larger veins white-hairy), rarely with some glands, silvery-tomentellous beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 3–4.5 mm long, heterogamous, in dense glomerules united in fairly dense subglobose terminal corymbs to 6 cm in diameter; stalks of individual capitula 1–5 mm long; phyllaries brown or brown-green, 3–4-seriate, unequal with the outermost smallest, ovate to lanceolate, 1.5–4 mm long, rounded, proximally villous (in the outer), distally sparsely glandular; receptacle alveolate and short-fimbriate.
    Florets
    Florets yellow to orange, 31–50; female florets 13–19, filiform, tube 1.8–2.5 mm long, lobes 0.1–0.3 mm long, style 2.5–4 mm long; inner florets 20–31, tube 2–3 mm long, lobes 0.4 mm long, anthers 1.3–1.4 mm long, style 3–4 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindrical, 0.5–0.7 mm long, glabrous; pappus white, 2–3 mm long, caducous in groups.
    Habitat
    Secondary bush, forest margins, bamboo zone; (1500–)1950–2700 m
    Distribution
    K3 K5 T2 U1 U2 U3 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Scott Elliot, G.F. [6871], Kenya K000274584
    Volkens, G. [1490], Tanzania K000274583 Unknown type material
    Kerfoot, O. [4699], Kenya K000372674

    First published in Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 411 (1895)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Mesfin & T. Reilly in D.J.N. Hind et al. (eds), Adv. Comp. Syst.: 435 (1995).
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 212, t. 87 (1994).
    • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 101 (1989).
    • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 609, fig. 187/1 (1985).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 153 (1949).
    • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 277 (1910).
    • O. Hoffm. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 411 (1895).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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