Helichrysum acervatum S. Moore

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Helichrysum acervatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyangani Circular Drive, Nyanga National Park.

Helichrysum acervatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyangani Circular Drive, Nyanga National Park.

Helichrysum acervatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyangani Circular Drive, Nyanga National Park.

Helichrysum acervatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyangani Circular Drive, Nyanga National Park.

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect to suberect branched perennial herb with leafy stems 30-40 cm tall. Leaves small, sessile, more or less overlapping, c. 1.4 cm long, oblong-obovate, covered in grey velvet on both sides. Inflorescences terminal in subspherical clusters of 8-12 capitula surrounded by pinkish to brownish bracts. Involucral bracts, c. 4 mm long, white. Florets 3 per capitulum, yellow, inconspicuous.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: acervatum: heaped
Habitat: In montane grassland and ericoid scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) 1615 - 2590 m
Flowering time:Jun - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Border mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Images last updated: Saturday 16 August 2008
Literature:

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 14 - 15.


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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Helichrysum acervatum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum acervatum
Ispot Southern Africa : Helichrysum acervatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum acervatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum acervatum
Tropicos: Helichrysum acervatum
West African Plants database: Helichrysum acervatum


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: Species information: Helichrysum acervatum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159440, retrieved 8 December 2016

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