Helichrysum mechowianum Klatt
var. ceres (S. Moore) Beentje

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Helichrysum mechowianum var. ceres

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SRGH

Helichrysum mechowianum var. ceres

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Helichrysum mechowianum var. ceres

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Helichrysum mechowianum var. ceres

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Helichrysum mechowianum var. ceres

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Helichrysum mechowianum var. ceres

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Synonyms: Helichrysum ceres S. Moore
Helichrysum nanum Baker
Helichrysum squamosifolium S. Moore
Helichrysum zombense Moeser
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with a simple stem, 18-50 cm tall, growing from a woody rootstock. Basal leaves up to 22 × 5 cm, more or less broadly Ovate-lanceolate, greyish velvety on both surfaces on a long velvety petiole up to 10 cm long; stem leaves scale-like, up to 2 cm long, grey velvety at least below. Capitula forming a dense corymbose head. Involucral bracts brown at the base, golden-yellow above, 4-seriate, up to 6 mm long, lanceolate, acuminate. Florets yellow.
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Habitat: In grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Images last updated: Thursday 4 August 2016
Literature:

Beentje, H. (2000). New taxa and new combinations in Helichrysum (Compositae: Inuleae) Kew Bulletin 55(2) Pages 361 - 362.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 97.

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 41 - 43. as Helichrysum ceres


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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum mechowianum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Helichrysum mechowianum
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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 mechowianum var. ceres.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159550, retrieved 24 November 2017

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