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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Tropical Africa to Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Herb or shrubby herb, 0.6–1.5 m high; stems reddish brown, thinly tomentose when young.
Leaves
Leaves discolorous, lanceolate to panduriform, sessile, 1.5–8.5 cm long, 0.5–2.3 cm wide, base semi-amplexicaul and (slightly) auriculate, margins entire to slightly crenulate, apex acute and mucronate, green and thinly rough-pilose above, white-tomentose beneath.
Capitulum
Capitula 7–10 mm long, heterogamous, many in terminal lax leafy corymbs; stalks of individual capitula 1–4 mm; phyllaries shiny white or cream with a tiny pink mark at the base, 5-seriate, lanceolate, 2–8 mm long, acute, glabrous; receptacle honeycombed.
Florets
Florets yellow to orange, many; outer ones in few rows, tube filiform, 1.8–2 mm long, lobes 0.1–0.3 mm long, style 2.4–2.7 mm long; inner florets many, tube cylindric, 2.3–2.5 mm long, lobes 0.2–0.3 mm long and glandular, anthers 1.3–1.5 mm long, style 2.7–3.2 mm long.
Fruits
Achenes ellipsoid, 0.6–0.8 mm long, glabrous; pappus white, 2.5–3 mm long, falling individually.
Habitat
Forest glades or woodland margins, riverine; 1800–2550 m
Distribution
T4 T7

Native to:

Rwanda, Tanzania, Zaïre

Helichrysum wittei Hutch. & B.L.Burtt appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Rev. Zool. Bot. Africaines 23: 40 (1932)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 604 (1985).
  • P.J. Cribb & G.P. Leedal, Mountain Flow. S. Tanz.: 159, t. 43b (1982).
  • Hutch. & B.L. Burtt in Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 23: 40 (1932).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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