Helichrysum chionosphaerum DC.

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Helichrysum chionosphaerum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Helichrysum chionosphaerum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Synonyms: Helichrysum pondoense Schltr.
Helichrysum randii S. Moore
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Frequency:
Status: Native
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.
Notes:
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)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Saturday 13 December 2008
Literature:

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 256 - 258. (Includes a picture).


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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 web site: Helichrysum chionosphaerum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Helichrysum chionosphaerum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum chionosphaerum
Ispot Southern Africa : Helichrysum chionosphaerum
JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum chionosphaerum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum chionosphaerum
Tropicos: Helichrysum chionosphaerum
West African Plants database: Helichrysum chionosphaerum


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 chionosphaerum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159570, retrieved 28 September 2016

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