9006.000 Helichrysum Mill. - Everlasting flowers

Hilliard, O.M. (1983) Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?) A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms.

Description of the genus

Herbs, suffrutices or shrubs, usually woolly or cobwebby and often glandular. Leaves alternate, entire. Capitula in terminal ± flat-topped corymbs or solitary. Phyllaries in few to many series, white, yellow, straw-coloured, pink or red (everlasting). Receptacle smooth, honeycombed or minutely fimbriate. Receptacular scales rarely present. Marginal florets female, central bisexual. Achenes usually glabrous. Pappus generally 1-seriate.

Derivation of name: Greek for sun and gold, referring to the flower heads.

Comment: Unfortunately we are still awaiting an updated revision of this large and diverse genus for the Flora Zambesiaca. The species list in our database is based on specimens found at SRGH and the unpublished and unfinished draft manuscript written by Prof. Hiram Wild around 1980. It is therefore possible that some names are missing or that not all names used in our system are taxonomically up-to-date and correct.

Worldwide: c. 600 species in warm regions of the Old Word, especially southern Africa

Malawi: 47 taxa.

Helichrysum brassii

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abietinum O.Hoffm. NDescription, Image
acutatum DC.NDescription, Image
angustifrondosum S.Moore N
brassii Brenan[NrEnd]N,SDescription, Image
buchananii Engl.Description, Image
bullulatum S. Moore[End]S
chrysophorum S. MooreN?,S
cooperi Harv.N,C,SDescription, Image
coriaceum Harv.NDescription, Image
densiflorum Oliv. N,S
dichroolepis Oliv.S
dilucidum S. MooreS
foetidum (L.) Cass.S
forskahlii (J.F. Gmel.) Hilliard & B.L. BurttN,CDescription, Image
geminatum KlattN
goetzeanum O. Hoffm.Description, Image
herbaceum (Andrews) SweetDescription, Image
hilliardiae Wild[NrEnd]NDescription
kilimanjari Oliv.NDescription, Image
kirkii Oliv. & Hiern ex Oliv. var. kirkii N,C,SDescription, Image
kirkii Oliv. & Hiern var. petersii (Oliv. & Hiern) Beentje
lastii Engl.
lepidissimum S. MooreDescription, Image
longiramum MoeserDescription, Image
mechowianum Klatt var. ceres (S. Moore) BeentjeN,CDescription, Image
mechowianum Klatt var. vernonioides (Wild) BeentjeN,S
membranaceum WildSDescription, Image
mundtii Harv.NDescription
nitens Oliv. & Hiern subsp. nitens Description, Image
nudifolium (L.) Less. var. nudifolium Description, Image
nudifolium (L.) Less. var. oxyphyllum (DC.) BeentjeDescription, Image
nudifolium (L.) Less. var. pilosellum (L. f.) BeentjeDescription, Image
odoratissimum (L.) SweetDescription, Image
panduratum O. Hoffm. var. panduratum Description, Image
panduratum O. Hoffm. var. transvaalense MoeserDescription, Image
patulifolium O.Hoffm.
pawekiae Wild[End]N
polioides B.L. Burtt[End]S
schimperi (Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.) MoeserDescription, Image
setosum Harv.N,SImage
sordidum S. Moore[End]SDescription
splendidum (Thunb.) Less.Description, Image
sulfureofuscum BakerImage
syncephalum Baker S
tillandsiifolium O. Hoffm.NDescription, Image
tithonioides Wild[End]NDescription
whyteanum Britten [End]S

Other sources of information about Helichrysum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Helichrysum
Flora of Caprivi: Helichrysum
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Helichrysum
Flora of Mozambique: Helichrysum
Flora of Zambia: Helichrysum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Helichrysum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Helichrysum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Helichrysum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Helichrysum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Helichrysum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Helichrysum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum
JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum
Plants of the World Online: Helichrysum
Tropicos: Helichrysum
Wikipedia: Helichrysum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Helichrysum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1498, retrieved 28 May 2024

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