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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Helichrysum Mill.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Europe, Asia-Tropical, Africa, Pacific, Australasia and Asia-Temperate..


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

    Perennial or annual herbs, sometimes shrublets
    Leaves alternate, often hairy, usually with flat, entire margin
    Capitula disciform, in terminal corymbs or solitary; receptacle flat, usually epaleate; phyllaries in several to many series, papery, brown, yellow, pink or white, with divided stereome
    Outer florets female, yellow, filiform, in 1–several rows, with 3–4 lobes; inner florets usually more numerous than the outer ones, hermaphrodite, yellow, lobes 5, erect, anthers tailed and with a flat apical appendage, style with truncate branches
    Achenes small, oblong, sparsely hairy with short, clavate mucilaginous hairs, or with long normal hairs, or glabrous; pappus of barbellate to subplumose bristles, 1-seriate, free or basally slightly connate with cilia, caducous in groups or individually.



    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Angola, Antipodean Is., Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Central European Rus, Chad, Chatham Is., China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Congo, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf of Guinea Is., Gulf States, Hainan, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kermadec Is., Kirgizstan, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nigeria, Norfolk Is., North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Queensland, Romania, Rwanda, Réunion, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South Australia, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Togo, Transcaucasus, Tubuai Is., Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Victoria, Vietnam, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Western Australia, Xinjiang, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Arizona, Arkansas, Bolivia, California, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Falkland Is., Florida, Galápagos, Haiti, Hawaii, Jamaica, Louisiana, Mexico Southeast, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Peru, Texas, Tristan da Cunha, Utah, Washington

    Accepted Species


    Other Data

    Helichrysum Mill. appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4.: [462] (1754)

    Accepted by

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


    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • corr. Pers. Syn. 2: 414 (1807). Nom. cons.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • in K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 358 (1994)
    • Anderb. in Opera Bot. 104: 141 (1991)
    • Hilliard, F.S.A. 33, 7 (2): 61 (1983)
    • Humbert, Fl. Madag. 189: 389 (1962)
    • Gard. Dict. abr. ed. 4: 28 (1754), as “ Elichrysum ”, orth. rej .; corr. Pers., nom. et orth. conserv .


    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

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