1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum mundtii Harv.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb to 1.5 m tall; rootstock woody and creeping, slender leafy runners present; flowering stem simple, erect, woody at base, leafy throughout, distally white- or pale yellow-tomentellous; stem winged.
    Leaves
    Radical leaves to elliptic, with a long (to 30 cm) pseudopetiole, blade 40–65 cm long including the pseudopetiole, 3.5–6 cm wide, base gradually narrowed but the very base clasping, margins entire or obscurely crenellate, apex acute or obtuse, glabrous and rugose above, white-tomentellous beneath; 3-nerved with the 2 main veins coming off the midrib in the upper quarter of the blade, reticulate; cauline leaves sessile, oblong to lanceolate, to 14 cm long and 1.8 cm wide, tapering at base and decurrent into narrow stem-wings, apex acute, indument as in radical leaves.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 3–4 mm long, homogamous, arranged in dense clusters which are arranged in large, lax leafy corymbs up to 20 cm in diameter; phyllaries opaque creamy-white or pale green, not radiating, 5–6-seriate, imbricate, the outermost smallest, elliptic, 1.5–3 mm long, rounded or apiculate, stereome glandular and (on outer ones) hairy; receptacle fimbrillate.
    Florets
    Florets 18–25, all hermaphrodite, dull lemon-yellow; tube narrowly infundibuliform, 1.8–2 mm long, lobes 0.4–0.5 mm long, glandular, anthers ± 1.3 mm long, style 2.2–2.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes ellipsoid, ± 0.5 mm long, glabrous; pappus 2–2.6 mm long, white, barbellate.
    Habitat
    Swampy sites; ± 1650 m
    Distribution
    T4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Helichrysum mundtii Harv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mund [s.n.], South Africa K000274895 Unknown type material

    First published in Fl. Cap. 3: 243 (1865)

    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: 116, t. 22/a-e (1989).
    • Hilliard, Flora of Southern Africa 33, 7 (2): 243 (1983).
    • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 271 (1910).
    • Harv. in Harv. & Sond., Fl. Cap. 3: 243 (1865).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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