Helichrysum callicomum Harv.

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Status: Native
Small, erect, bushy perennial, up to 35 cm tall. Leaves sessile, oblong-spathulate to narrowly oblong, up to 2.5 cm long, gradually smaller higher up the stems, covered in greyish-white velvet on both sides. Capitula in dense terminal corymbose heads, up to 8 cm in diameter. Involucral bracts c. 4-seriate, up to 3.7 mm long, pale straw-coloured. Florets yellowish.
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Habitat: Occurring in grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe to Eastern Cape, South Africa and Lesotho.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 34.


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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: Species information: Helichrysum callicomum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159520, retrieved 31 July 2016

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