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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb forming cushions to 1 m in diameter, with flowering stems to 10(–20) cm high; rhizome woody and branched; stems prostrate, branched, covered in leaf sheaths, densely leafy.
    Leaves
    Leaves discolorous and silvery-grey beneath, sessile, linear, 1–3(–4) cm long, 0.1–0.3 cm wide, base half-amplexicaul and sheathing for afew mm, apex acute and mucronate, glabrous above with 3–5 clear parallel veins, silvery tomentose beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 3.5–6 mm long, heterogamous, 10–20(–30) together in terminal subglobose corymbs; stalks of individual capitula 3–8 mm long; phyllaries imbricate, pale brown, the outermost smallest, elliptic to lanceolate, 1.5–5 mm long, apex rounded, sparsely villous proximally in the outer ones, sparsely glandular in the inner; receptacle fimbriate, the fimbriae to 1 mm long.
    Florets
    Florets yellow, 40–50; outer florets 6–7, filiform, tube 2.3–2.5 mm long, lobes 0.4–0.5 mm long, style 2.5–3 mm long; inner florets 35–44, tube narrowly infundibuliform, 2.5–3 mm long, lobes 0.5–0.7 mm long, sparsely glandular, anthers ± 1.2 mm long, style 3–4 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindrical, 0.5–0.9 mm long, glabrous; pappus white, 2–2.5 mm long, caducous in groups.
    Figures
    Fig. 86/3 (page 406), habit.
    Habitat
    Rocky outcrops in montane grassland; 2300–3000 m
    Distribution
    T7 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Goetze, W. [969], Tanzania K000274585 Unknown type material
    Kibure, O.A. [758], Tanzania K000612980

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 429 (1901)

    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: 98 (1989).
    • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 608 (1985).
    • P.J. Cribb & G.P. Leedal, Mountain Flow. S. Tanz.: 157, t. 42d (1982).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 154 (1949).
    • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 278 (1910).
    • O. Hoffm. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 30: 429 (1901).

    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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