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 Unpublished ms.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: 54 taxa.

Helichrysum kraussii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acervatum S. Moore[NrEnd?][LR-lc]EDescription, Image
acutatum DC.EDescription, Image
adenocarpum DC. subsp. adenocarpum C,EDescription, Image
africanum (S. Moore) Wild[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription, Image
argyrosphaerum DC.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
asperum (Thunb.) Hilliard & B.L. BurttW,C,E,SDescription, Image
aureum (Houtt.) Merr. var. monocephalum (DC.) HilliardC,EDescription, Image
buchananii Engl.C,E,SDescription, Image
caespititium (DC.) Harv.C,EDescription, Image
callicomum Harv.C,EDescription
candolleanum H. BuekN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
cephaloideum DC.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
chasei Wild[NrEnd][LR-lc]EDescription, Image
chionosphaerum DC.EDescription, Image
cooperi Harv.N,W,C,EDescription, Image
coriaceum Harv.C,EDescription
edwardsii WildE
forskahlii (J.F. Gmel.) Hilliard & B.L. BurttW,C,EDescription, Image
goetzeanum O. Hoffm.C,EDescription, Image
graniticola Wild[End][LR-nt]W,C
herbaceum (Andrews) SweetC,EDescription, Image
homilochrysum S. MooreE
inyangense Wild[End]E
kilimanjari Oliv.E
kraussii Sch. Bip.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
lepidissimum S. MooreE,SDescription, Image
longiramum MoeserEDescription
maestum Wild[End][VU]EDescription, Image
mechowianum Klatt var. ceres (S. Moore) BeentjeN,C,EDescription
membranaceum WildN,C
mixtum (Kuntze) MoeserEDescription
moorei Staner[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription, Image
mundtii Harv.CDescription
nitens Oliv. & Hiern subsp. nitens C,E,SDescription, Image
nudifolium (L.) Less. var. nudifolium N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
nudifolium (L.) Less. var. oxyphyllum (DC.) BeentjeN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
nudifolium (L.) Less. var. pilosellum (L. f.) BeentjeEDescription, Image
odoratissimum (L.) SweetC,EDescription, Image
panduratum O. Hoffm. var. panduratum C,E,SDescription, Image
panduratum O. Hoffm. var. transvaalense MoeserC,EDescription, Image
polycladum KlattE,SDescription
rhodellum Wild[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription
schimperi (Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.) MoeserEDescription, Image
serpentinicola Wild[End]CDescription, Image
setosum Harv.EImage
sp.no.1 [aff.decorum (Chase 2884)]E
splendidum (Thunb.) Less.EDescription, Image
stenopterum DC.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
subglomeratum Less.W,CDescription
sulfureofuscum BakerEImage
swynnertonii S. MooreEImage
swynnertonii × nitens E
tomentulosum (Klatt) Merxm. subsp. tomentulosum W,SDescription
umbraculigerum Less.EDescription, Image

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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: Genus page: Helichrysum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1498, retrieved 28 May 2016

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