Helichrysum acutatum DC.

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Helichrysum acutatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Helichrysum acutatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Helichrysum acutatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Helichrysum acutatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Helichrysum acutatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Helichrysum acutatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Synonyms: Gnaphalium acutatum (DC.) Sch. Bip.
Helichrysum floccosum Klatt
Helichrysum schlechteri Bolus
Common names:
Frequency: Local and uncommon
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to 55 cm tall, growing from a woody rootstock, covered in dense greyish-buff indumentum. Basal leaves up to 17 × 5.5 cm, ovate-oblong; apex pointed or mucronate; margin crenate all the way to the clasping base; stem leaves ± oblong, 4-8 cm long, sessile, sometimes auriculate. Capitula forming a dense corymbose terminal head. Involucral bracts shining yellow, 3-4-seriate, up to 7 mm long, lanceolate, acuminate. Florets yellow.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: acutatum: pointed, referring to the pointed leaves.
Habitat: In submontane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1800 - 2050 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 16 August 2008
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African Plant Database: Helichrysum acutatum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Helichrysum acutatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Helichrysum acutatum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Helichrysum acutatum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Helichrysum acutatum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Helichrysum acutatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum acutatum
Ispot Southern Africa : Helichrysum acutatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum acutatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum acutatum
Tropicos: Helichrysum acutatum
West African Plants database: Helichrysum acutatum


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 acutatum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159450, retrieved 29 May 2016

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