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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to Mozambique.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Perennial (tussock) herb, with decumbent and erect stems to 0.5 m high from a woody rootstock; stems simple or branched, thinly pubescent.
Leaves
Leaves green above, whitish beneath, sessile, linear, the rosette leaves 3–7 cm long, 0.2–0.4 cm wide, base almost sheathing, apex attenuate, glabrous above, white-tomentellous beneath; cauline leaves similar but gradually becoming smaller, the distal ones 1 cm long.
Capitulum
Capitula 11–20 mm long, heterogamous, terminal and solitary, but dense distal branching may give impression of compound inflorescence; stalks of individual capitula 1–5 mm long; phyllaries pale orange-yellow with blackish-green or dark brown tips (the outer) or bright to pale yellow (the inner), 5–6-seriate, ovate to lanceolate, 3–14 mm long, stereome glandular; receptacle honeycombed.
Florets
Florets (orange-)yellow; outer florets many, filiform from a wider base, 1.6–2 mm long, lobes 0.2–0.3 mm long and glandular, style 1.8–2.3 mm long; inner florets many, tube cylindric, 1.9–2.4 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.4 mm long, anthers ± 1.2 mm long, style 2.3–3 mm long.
Fruits
Achenes 0.6–0.8 mm long, glabrous; pappus yellowish, 1.7–2.7 mm long, the tips dilated, falling separately.
Habitat
Montane grassland; 1600–2900 m
Distribution
T4 T7 T8

Native to:

Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Helichrysum sulphureo-fuscum Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Whyte, A. [132], Malawi K000274641 Unknown type material
Harris, T. [159], Mozambique K000613234
Harris, T. [227], Mozambique K000613302

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1898: 151 (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: 180, t. 39/f-j (1989).
  • P.J. Cribb & G.P. Leedal, Mountain Flow. S. Tanz.: 159, t. 43a (1982).
  • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 332 (1910).
  • Baker in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1898: 151 (1898).

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