Helichrysum herbaceum (Andrews) Sweet

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Helichrysum herbaceum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Rhodes Camp, Inyanga NP

Helichrysum herbaceum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Rhodes Camp, Inyanga NP, between NP entrance and swimming pool

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Synonyms: Helichrysum squamosum sensu Thunb.
Common names: Monkey-tail everlasting (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Perennial with many erect stems growing from a creeping rhizome.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Montane grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 1700 - 2400 m
Flowering time:Feb - May
Worldwide distribution: From DRC, Tanzania, Malawi to the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 25 July 2006

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 182 - 183. (Includes a picture).

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.

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Page 281.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 148, plate 191

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 54.


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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 herbaceum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159640, retrieved 28 October 2016

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