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

        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

    Habit
    Perennial rosette herb, the flowering stems to 65 cm high; stems pale tomentose, with porrect leaves.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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

    Distribution

    Helichrysum mildbraedii Moeser appears in other Kew resources:

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

    Sources

    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 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