1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum meyeri-johannis Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial rosette herb, stoloniferous, the flowering stems to 65 cm high; stems pale-tomentose, with appressed leaves.
    Leaves
    Leaves of two kinds:rosette leaves narrowly obovate or spatulate, 2–6 cm long, 0.7–2(–3) cm wide, base semi-amplexicaul, margins entire and sometimes revolute, apex acute and mucronate, thinly tomentose and sometimes scabrid above, pale-tomentose beneath; stem leaves lanceolate, 1–4 cm long, 0.3–0.7(–1) cm wide, otherwise similar to rosette leaves.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 15–24 mm long, heterogamous, solitary or up to 3(–6; also see note) together in corymbs; stalks of individual capitula up to 5 mm long; phyllaries white, pink and white, pink or carmine red, multiseriate, lanceolate, 3–18 mm long, acute, glabrous, often with a dark spot of colour proximally; receptacle honeycombed.
    Florets
    Florets yellow, many (several hundred); outer florets relatively few, tube filiform from a slightly widened base, 2.1–2.6 mm long, lobes 0.2–0.4 mm long, style 2.7–3.2 mm long; inner florets many, tube cylindrical, 2.5–3 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.4 mm long and glandular, anthers 1.4–1.5 mm long, style 2.8–3.4 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes ellipsoid, 0.8–1 mm long, glabrous; pappus white, 2.5–4 mm long, distally subplumose, caducous individually.
    Habitat
    Afro-alpine grassland and heath zone; may be mat-forming; 2550–4250 m
    Distribution
    K3 K4 T2 U3 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

    Helichrysum meyeri-johannis Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thomson, J. [s.n.], Tanzania K000274602
    New [s.n.], Tanzania K000274603
    Grimshaw, J. M. [93413], Tanzania K000372670

    First published in Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1891: 427 (1892)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 212 (1994).
    • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Africa: 171, fig. 483 (1987).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 211, 346 (1957).
    • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 330 (1910).
    • Engl. in Hochgebirgsfl. Trop. Afr.: 427 (1892).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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