Helichrysum kilimanjari Oliv.

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Helichrysum kilimanjari

Photo: Bart Wursten

Helichrysum kilimanjari

Photo: Bart Wursten

Helichrysum kilimanjari

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Helichrysum kirkii Oliv. & Hiern var. viridiluteum De Wild.
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Status: Native
Branching perennial herb up to 60 cm high. Stems slender, brown, thinly woolly hairy only when young. Leaves sessile, linear, up to 3 cm long, slightly clasping the stems, glandular above, whitish woolly beneath. Capitula terminal, hemispheric, c. 1 cm in diameter on peduncles up to 3.5 cm long, together forming corymbose heads. Involucral bracts c. 6 seriate, 2-8 mm long, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, yellow, outer brown tinged. Florets yellow.
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Habitat: In submontane grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Possibly in Zambia and Mozambique.
Malawi distribution: N
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Content last updated: Friday 5 August 2016

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 30. As Helichrysum kilimanjarii

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 26.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 89.

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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: Species information: Helichrysum kilimanjari.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159670, retrieved 22 April 2024

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