1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum patulifolium Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb or shrublet 0.6–1.2 m high, with several stems from a woody rootstock; much branched from the base; stems pale reddish brown, white-pubescent, with some glandular hairs, densely leafy, on older stems with dense leaf scars.
    Leaves
    Leaves linear, spreading or recurved, sessile, 0.5–2.8 cm long, 0.1–0.3 cm wide, base auriculate, margins revolute, apex acuminate and mucronate, thinly pubescent and scabrid with glandular hairs above, white-tomentose beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 7–11 mm long, heterogamous, many together in terminal leafy corymbs; stalks of individual capitula 1–4 mm long; phyllaries shiny yellow or orange especially in the outermost, multiseriate, lanceolate, 2.5–7 mm long, margins often erose, acute, stereome white-pubescent and glandular; receptacle honeycombed.
    Florets
    Florets yellow or orange; outer florets in a single row (few, to 23), tube narrowly cylindric, with a wider base, 2–2.7 mm long, lobes 0.2–0.3 mm long and glandular, style 2.7–3.4 mm long; inner florets many (hundreds), tube cylindrical with a wider base, 3–3.5 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.4 mm long, anthers 1.3–1.5 mm long, style 3.8–4.3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes ellipsoid, 0.6–0.8 mm long, glabrous; pappus proximally white, distally yellow, 3–3.5 mm long, with subplumose tips.
    Habitat
    Montane grassland, on steep slopes or ridge crests; 1750–2700 m
    Distribution
    T4 T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Helichrysum patulifolium Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 1993 Chapman, J.D. [7354], Malawi K000049060
    May 1, 1993 Gereau, R.E. [5050], Tanzania K000049066
    May 1, 1993 Thompson, Sue, A. [5760], Malawi K000049059
    Robson, N.K.B. [187], Zambia K000315516
    White, F. [2749], Zambia K000049065
    Brass, L.J. [17218], Malawi K000274629 holotype
    Brass, L.J. [17347], Malawi K000049052
    Brass, L.J. [17314], Malawi K000315515
    Philcox, D. [9972], Zambia K000049064
    Brummitt, R.K. [WC42], Malawi K000049054
    Chapman, J.D. [1667], Malawi K000049055
    Richards, H.M. [16834], Tanzania K000049068
    Richards, H.M. [22672], Malawi K000049063
    Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000049057 Unknown type material
    Pawek, J. [2551], Malawi K000049062
    Pawek, J. [9862], Malawi K000049056
    Pope, G. [2317], Malawi K000049051
    De Witte [504], Zaïre K000049069
    Salubeni, A.J. [1696], Malawi K000049053
    Moriarty, A. [13], Malawi K000049058
    Synge, A.H.M. [WC322], Malawi K000049049
    Phillips, Eleanor [1799], Malawi K000049050
    Stefanescu, E. [400/A], Tanzania K000049067

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1898: 150 (1898)

    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: 165, t. 36 (1989).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 153 (1949).
    • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 330 (1910).
    • Baker in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1898: 150 (1898).

    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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