1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum schimperi (Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich.) Moeser

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to S. Tropical Africa, Socotra, SW. Arabian Peninsula.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, woody herb or shrublet, erect with scrambling branches to 3.6 m high, or the whole plant decumbent and straggling; stems grey-green, with flaking white-woolly pubescence.
    Leaves
    Leaves grey-green, white or silvery beneath, ovate or lanceolate, with a petiole 2–17 mm long, blade 2–12 cm long, 1–7 cm wide, base cuneate or attenuate (rarely subcordate and abruptly attenuate), margins crenate or less often dentate, apex acute or acuminate, arachnoid-pubescent but glabrescent above, tomentose beneath; sometimes strongly 3-veined from the base.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 2–4 mm long, homo- or heterogamous, several together in dense clusters which in turn are grouped to several orders, forming dense corymbose or globose cymes terminating branches, the axes tomentose; stalks of individual capitula≤1 mm long; receptacle very narrow; phyllaries in few series, imbricate, silvery white or pale yellow or sometimes (especially inK3) with a pink or reddish tinge, the outer ovate, the inner lanceolate, 1.5–4 mm long, 0.5–2 mm wide, acute, pubescent near the base.
    Florets
    Florets pale yellow, 4–7; outer florets 0–2, tube filiform, 1.8–2.2 mm long, wider at base, minutely toothed and glandular distally, style 2.2–2.3 mm long; inner florets 3–5, tube cylindric, 2–2.5 mm long, 4-lobed with lobes 0.2–0.4 mm long and often glandular, anthers 0.7–1 mm long, style 2.1–2.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes oblong, 0.6–0.9 mm long, glabrous; pappus caducous, 2–3.5 mm long.
    Habitat
    Montane grassland, secondary bushland, riverine forest, dry forest margins, giant heath zone; often in rocky sites; (900–)1350–3300 m
    Distribution
    K1 K3 K4 K5 K6 T2 T3 T6 T7 T8 U1 U2 U3 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Helichrysum schimperi (Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich.) Moeser appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1996 Greenway [14,556], Kenya K000372678
    Schimper [1503], Ethiopia K000274406
    Schimper [393], Ethiopia K000274407
    Schimper [393], Ethiopia K000274408
    Schimper [41], Ethiopia K000274409
    Buchanan, J. [341], Malawi K000274611
    Bequaert, J. [5272], Congo K000274395 Unknown type material
    Shunda, E.S.H. [6], Tanzania K000612982

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 44: 244 (1910)

    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.: 433 (1995).
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 211, t. 86 (1994).
    • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 79, t. 14/a-e (1989).
    • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 609 (1985).
    • 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. 152 (1949).
    • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 244 (1910).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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