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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Perennial herb or woody herb, 0.3–1 m high, sometimes scrambling to 2 m, erect or sprawling, much branched; stems often decumbent and rooting at the base, glandular, thinly white- or grey-lanate, often winged with thin or broad wings.
Leaves
Leaves smelling of curry, linear to lanceolate or oblanceolate, 0.5–6 cm long, 0.2–1.5 cm wide, base narrowed or broad and clasping, usually decurrent into stem wings, apex acute or mucronate, glandular and scabrid-pubescent to scabrid-lanate above and glabrescent, grey-white lanate beneath.
Capitulum
Capitula 3–5 mm long, heterogamous, many in dense rounded clusters united in their turn in terminal cymes; receptacle alveolate, fimbrillate; phyllaries closely imbricate and appressed, (narrowly) obovoid, 3–4 mm long, proximal part pale brown, distal part expanded and yellow, apex rounded or obtuse, the outermost lanate at the very base, all others glabrous, the innermost often with a glandular patch halfway.
Florets
Outer florets absent (or up to 3, see note), narrowly cylindrical, 2.2 mm long; inner florets (3–)4–6, tube narrowly infundibuliform or cylindrical, (1.6–)2.2–2.4 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.4 mm long and glandular, anthers 1.1–1.4 mm long, style 2–2.5 mm long.
Fruits
Achenes ellipsoid, 0.5–0.7 mm long, minutely hairy; pappus white, (1.3–)2–3 mm long, coherent at base.
Figures
Fig. 87/1–7.
Habitat
Montane grassland or bushland (with Protea, Anthospermum, Artemisia etc.), giant heath zone, forest margins; often on volcanic soils; (800–)1700–3700(–4000) m
Distribution
K3 K4 K5 T2 T4 T7 U1 U2 U3

[FWTA]

Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Habit
A perennial herb with slender white-woolly erect or straggling winged branches 1-5 ft. high
Inflorescences
Flower-heads pale golden-yellow, very small and numerous in terminal corymbs.

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Free State, Gulf of Guinea Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Great Britain

Helichrysum odoratissimum (L.) Sweet appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 14, 2009 Katende, T. [2071], Uganda K000545475
Dec 14, 2009 Katende, T. [980], Uganda K000545476
Dec 14, 2009 Katede [916], Uganda K000545478
Feb 1, 2008 Gereau, R.E. [6745], Tanzania K000438242
Jan 1, 2008 Mwachala, G. [1188], Kenya K000614895
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9567], Cameroon K000108702
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [8905], Cameroon K000108703
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [8904], Cameroon K000108704
Nov 1, 1987 Thomas, D.W. [3146], Cameroon K000052089
Jan 1, 1987 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [8929], Cameroon K000052087
Jan 1, 1960 Morton, J.K. [803], Cameroon K000052084
Jan 1, 1956 Brenan, J.P.M. [9387], Cameroon K000052093
Jan 1, 1956 Brenan, J.P.M. [9387], Cameroon K000052094
Apr 1, 1953 Dummer, R.A. [3607], Uganda K000274582 Unknown type material
Keay, R.W.J. [28631], Cameroon K000052103
Ash [56], Ethiopia 40730.000
Dalziel, J.M. [8323], Cameroon K000052099
Morton, J.K. [861], Cameroon K000052081
Maitland, T.D. [0s.n.47], Cameroon K000052095
Maitland, T.D. [970], Cameroon K000052097
Maitland, T.D. [660], Cameroon K000052098
Boughey, A.S. [11553], Cameroon K000052083
Sanford, W.W. [5407], Cameroon K000052080
Thorold, C.A. [CM 24], Cameroon K000052104
Mann, G. [1934in par], Cameroon K000052101
Mann, G. [0s.n.09], Cameroon K000052102
Mann, G. [1228], Cameroon K000052105
Breteler, F.J. [MC 125], Cameroon K000052090
Breteler, F.J. [MC 29], Cameroon K000052091
Breteler, F.J. [MC 29], Cameroon K000052092
Zeyher [2874], South Africa K000274798 Unknown type material
Dunlap [197], Cameroon K000052100
Freidberg [7], Cameroon K000052088

First published in Hort. Brit.: 223 (1826)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Hedberg in Symb. Bot. Upsal. 15, 1: 201, 338 (1957).
  • Moeser in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 44: 242 (1910)
  • Syn. Gen. Comp. 301 (1832)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 211, t. 86 (1994).
  • Anderb. in Opera Bot. 104: 145 (1991).
  • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 76, t. 13/f-j (1989).
  • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Africa: 171, fig. 370 (1987).
  • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 608 (1985).
  • Hilliard in Flora of Southern Africa 33, 7 (2): 74, fig. 15/1 (1983).
  • C.D. Adams in Flora of West Tropical Africa ed. 2, 2: 264 (1963).
  • E. Lind & A. Tallantire, Some Common Flowering Plants of Uganda p. 177 (1962).
  • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 201, 338 (1957).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 35 (1956).
  • 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: 242 (1910).
  • DC., Prodr. 6: 202 (1838).
  • Sweet, Hort. Brit.: 223 (1826).

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