1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum stuhlmannii O.Hoffm.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda (Ruwenzori Mountains).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub 0.5–2 m high; densely branched, the branches grey-tomentose, glabrescent, distally densely leafy.
    Leaves
    Leaves grey-green, sessile, linear to narrowly lanceolate, 2–7 cm long, 0.3–0.9 cm wide, base half-amplexicaul, margins revolute, apex acute and mucronate, sparsely arachnoid-tomentellous and glandular above, densely white-tomentose beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 15–30 mm long (at anthesis; buds smaller), heterogamous, 3–12 together in terminal corymbs; stalks of individual capitula very short but may seem long with small leaves/bracts; phyllaries silvery white and shiny, the outermost pale straw-coloured and sometimes tinged pink in bud, multiseriate, ovate grading through elliptical to spatulate, 5–24 mm long, acute, the stereome pilose in the outer ones, becoming glandular in the inner ones; receptacle honeycombed.
    Florets
    Florets yellow; female florets few (10–30), tube filiform, 2–2.4 mm long, lobes 0.4–0.5 mm long, style 2.8–3 mm long; inner florets many (100–300), tube narrowly infundibuliform, 2.8–3 mm long, lobes 0.6–0.7 mm long and sparsely glandular, anthers 1.4–1.5 mm long, style 3.9–4.3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes ellipsoid, 0.7–1.4 mm long, glabrous or sparsely pilose; pappus white, 3.2–4.1 mm long, the bristles subplumose distally.
    Habitat
    Common and conspicuous in moist sites, and above 4000 m in rock crevices; (2850–)3000–4400 m
    Distribution
    U2 Ruwenzori endemic

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    Distribution

    Helichrysum stuhlmannii O.Hoffm. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1953 Hedberg, O. [379], Uganda K000274591
    Lye [1275], Uganda K000372673

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20(1-2): 232 (1894)

    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: 150, t. 33/f-j (1989).
    • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 602 (1985).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 208, 344 (1957).
    • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 326 (1910).
    • O. Hoffm. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 20: 232 (1894).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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