1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum quartinianum A.Rich.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Ethiopia and S. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb from a thick rootstock, 0.2–0.6 m high; stems several from the rootstock, erect, unbranched except in the inflorescence, densely white-tomentose.
    Leaves
    Leaves pale grey-green, sessile, elliptic to (ob)lanceolate, 2–11 cm long, 0.4–2 cm wide, base ± semi-amplexicaul, margins entire, apex acute, grey- or whitish-tomentose on both surfaces, 3–5-veined.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 8–11 mm long, homogamous, in dense subglobose glomerules, solitary or in terminal paniculate corymbs; stalks of individual capitula 4–12 mm long; phyllaries shiny white or cream, ± radiating, rarely with reddish tinge (but regularly drying reddish-brown), 4–5-seriate, (narrowly) ovate to spatulate, 4–8 mm long, apex acute to rounded, proximally pubescent; receptacle fimbriae 0.5 mm long.
    Florets
    Florets yellow or orange, 47–90, all hermaphrodite, tube infundibuliform, 4–5.5 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.5 mm long, glandular, anthers 2–2.2 mm long, style 3.5–6.2 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindrical, 0.8–1.2 mm long, glabrous; pappus white, 4–5.5 mm long, caducous in groups.
    Habitat
    Grassland or wooded grassland, especially where regularly burned; may be locally common; 1500–2800 m
    Distribution
    T1 T4 T6 T7 U1

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, Malawi, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Helichrysum quartinianum A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1990 Maitland, T.D. [1516], Cameroon K000052196
    Jan 1, 1990 Maitland, T.D. [1709 bis], Cameroon K000052197
    Jan 1, 1990 Maitland, T.D. [1446], Cameroon K000052198
    Jan 1, 1990 Maitland, T.D. [1446], Cameroon K000052199
    Jan 1, 1990 Bauer, P.J. [75], Cameroon K000052195
    Jan 1, 1990 Ujor, E.U. [FHI 30303], Cameroon K000052194
    Gossweiler, J. [2485], Angola K000274628 Unknown type material

    First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 427 (1848)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Mesfin & T. Reilly in D.J.N. Hind et al. (eds), Adv. Comp. Syst.: 413 (1995).
    • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 148, t. 32/f-j (1989).
    • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 314 (1910).
    • Oliv. & Hiern in Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 348 (1877).
    • A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 427 (1848).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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