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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrublet or shrub, 0.1–1 m high, and often wider than high, forming a rounded bush; branches erect or prostrate (see note), tomentellous but glabrescent, densely leafy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves silver-grey or grey-green, spreading or recurved, sessile, linear or narrowly elliptic, 6–22 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, base half-clasping, margins recurved, apex obtuse and mucronate, white-tomentose on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 15–25 mm long, heterogamous, solitary and terminal on branches; stalks of individual capitula very short; phyllaries multiseriate, silvery white and shiny, the outermost often faintly yellow or brown and sometimes (especially towards the top of the altitude range) with a pink flush proximally, ovate to lanceolate to linear, 5–16 mm long, acute, stereome pilose; receptacle honeycombed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets yellow, many (hundreds); outer florets many, tube cylindrical, 3.6–4 mm long, lobes erect, 0.4–0.5 mm long and glandular, style 4.3–4.7 mm long; inner florets few (≤10), tube narrowly infundibuliform, 4.3–4.7 mm long, lobes erect, 0.4–0.6 mm long, anthers 2.2–2.3 mm long, style 5–5.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes cylindrical, 0.7–1.2 mm long, glabrous; pappus cream, 4.3–5.5 mm long, caducous in groups.
Figures
Fig. 86/2 (page 406), habit.
Habitat
On rocky ground, at the lower end of the range in grassland and with Alchemilla, at the upper end of the range on mostly bare ground; may form large clumps, or (on Virunga) a zone of its own; (2700–)3000–4600 m
Distribution
K3 K4 T2 U2 U3

Native to:

Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Helichrysum newii Oliv. & Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
New [s.n.], Tanzania K000274590

First published in Fl. Trop. Afr. 3: 349 (1877)

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).
  • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 149, t. 33/a-e (1989).
  • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 602, fig. 185/4 (1985).
  • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 206, 343 (1957).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 151 (1949).
  • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 325 (1910).
  • Oliv. & Hiern in Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 349 (1877).

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