Perennial herb with unbranched stems, up to 40 cm tall, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves in 1-several basal rosettes, up to 12 × 2 cm, elliptic-spathulate, whitish woolly, sometimes only on the margins; stem leaves up to 30 × 5 mm, oblong-lanceolate, glandular, often woolly on the margins. Capitula solitary, rarely 2-3, up to 3.2 cm in diameter, when fully opened. Phyllaries 7-9-seriate, bright yellow, 5-10 mm long, lanceolate-oblong. Florets yellow, numerous.
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.(2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Helichrysum aureum var. monocephalum. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159490, retrieved 21 February 2017