Helichrysum candolleanum H. Buek

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Helichrysum candolleanum

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Cleveland Dam

Helichrysum candolleanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms: Helichrysum detersum Steud.
Helichrysum leptolepis DC.
Helichrysum pachyrhizum Harv.
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Status: Native
Greyish woolly perennial herb growing from a woody taproot, up to c. 50 cm tall when erect, sometimes decumbent or prostrate. Leaves sessile, linear to narrowly oblong-lanceolate, up to 3.5 cm long but usually smaller, greyish woolly on both sides. Capitula in dense spherical, terminal or sometimes axillary heads. Phyllaries c. 6-seriate, 4-5 mm long, somewhat spreading, lanceolate, acuminate, white, often blotched or tipped rose-red. Florets yellow, tipped with red.
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Habitat: In grassland and open woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Northern Province, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Also in Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 208. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 19.

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 173 - 174.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 34.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 199.


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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 candolleanum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159530, retrieved 17 December 2017

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