1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum traversii Chiov.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb to 0.8 m high or shrub, somewhat scandent or scrambling, the branches up to 5 m high; much branched, the branches tomentellous.
    Leaves
    Leaves slightly discolorous, ovate or lanceolate, subsessile or with a petiole to 5 mm long, lamina 1–5 cm long, 0.3–2.5 cm wide, base cuneate, margins serrulate to crenulate, apex acute or short-acuminate, sparsely arachnoid-pubescent above, pale tomentose beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 3.5–4.5 mm long, heterogamous, many united in dense subglobose cymes, these terminal and solitary or several together in lax leafy corymbs; stalks of individual capitula absent or nearly so; phyllaries yellow, 4–6-seriate, ovate to lanceolate, 2.5–4.2 mm long, obtuse or rounded, the outermost with a small patch of pubescence and glands at the base; receptacle fimbriae to 1 mm long.
    Florets
    Florets yellow or orange, 7–13; outer florets 0–3, tube narrowly infundibuliform, 2–2.2 mm long, lobes 0.4–0.5 mm long, style 2.8–3 mm long; inner florets 6–13, tube cylindric, 2–2.8 mm long, lobes 0.5–0.6 mm long, glandular, anthers 1.5–1.6 mm long, style 3.3–3.6 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindric, 0.5–0.8 mm long, glabrous; pappus whitish-yellow, 2.5–3.5 mm long.
    Habitat
    Secondary bush, forest margins; may be gregarious; 1250–3000 m
    Distribution
    K2 K3 K5 T2 T3 T7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

    Helichrysum traversii Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Bot. (Rome) 9: 72 (1911)

    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.: 434 (1995).
    • Chiov. in Ann. Bot. Roma 9: 72 (1911).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0