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. Unpublished ms.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.

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

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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SpeciesContent
petiolare Hilliard & B.L. Burtt

Other sources of information about Helichrysum:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Helichrysum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Helichrysum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Helichrysum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Helichrysum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1498, retrieved 24 July 2016

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