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Helichrysum pondoense Schltr. Helichrysum randii S. Moore
Description: Mat-forming perennial herb with spreading, more or less prostrate branches growing from a strong woody rootstock. Leaves in a basal rosette or crowded on short stems, up to c. 6 mm long, linear, glandular hairy with silky-white margins above, silky woolly below, particularly on the margins and veins. Capitula solitary or in small clusters. Involucral bracts shiny white or buff, 6-seriate, up to 8 mm long. Florets numerous, pale yellow.
Derivation of specific name: chionosphaerum: chionos - snow (Gr); "with a ring of snow"; probably referring to the white involucral bracts.
Habitat: On rocks in submontane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and S Africa as far as the Eastern Cape.
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Content last updated: Saturday 13 December 2008
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Other sources of information about Helichrysum chionosphaerum: African Plant Database
Helichrysum chionosphaerum Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Helichrysum chionosphaerum EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Helichrysum chionosphaerum ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Helichrysum chionosphaerum Flora Zambesiaca
Helichrysum chionosphaerum Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Helichrysum chionosphaerum IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Helichrysum chionosphaerum JSTOR Plant Science
Helichrysum chionosphaerum Kew Herbarium catalogue
Helichrysum chionosphaerum Tropicos
Helichrysum chionosphaerum West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Helichrysum chionosphaerum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159570, retrieved 23 May 2013
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