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This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda (Virunga Mountains).

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial rosette herb, the flowering stems to 65 cm high; stems pale tomentose, with porrect leaves.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves of two kinds:rosette leaves narrowly obovate or spatulate, 3–10 cm long, 1.2–2(–3) cm wide, base semi-amplexicaul, margins entire, apex obtuse or acute and mucronate, thinly pubescent but glabrescent above, pale-tomentose beneath; stem leaves lanceolate to linear, 2–5.5 cm long, 0.3–0.8 cm wide, otherwise similar to rosette leaves, with a dense group of leaves just below the inflorescence.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 10–12 mm long, heterogamous, in dense almost sessile clusters of 2–3 often subtended by a few closely set leaves, these clusters solitary or in turn united into leafy corymbs; stalks of individual capitula up to 2 mm long; phyllaries silvery white, multiseriate, ovate to lanceolate, 3–10 mm long, margins entire or dentate, acute, glabrous or hairy and glandular on the stereome; receptacle honeycombed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets yellow, many (several hundred); outer florets many (Lisowski states up to 265), tube filiform from a slightly widened base, 2.5–2.7 mm long, lobes ± 0.2 mm long, style 2.7–3 mm long; inner florets many (Lisowski states 130), tube cylindrical, 2.3–3 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.4 mm long and glandular, anthers 1.4–1.5 mm long, style 2.4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes ellipsoid, 0.8–1 mm long, glabrous; pappus white, 2.5–3 mm long, not subplumose, caducous individually.
Habitat
Afro-alpine grassland; 3000–3300 m
Distribution
U2 endemic to Virunga area

Native to:

Uganda

Helichrysum mildbraedii Moeser appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 44: 330 (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: 160, t. 35/f-j (1989).
  • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 602, fig. 184/3 (1985).
  • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 330 (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/
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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