Helichrysum lepidissimum S. Moore

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Helichrysum lepidissimum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle between Mt Pheza and Point 70, Chimanimani Mts.

Helichrysum lepidissimum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle between Mt Pheza and Point 70, Chimanimani Mts.

Helichrysum lepidissimum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle between Mt Pheza and Point 70, Chimanimani Mts.

Helichrysum lepidissimum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle between Mt Pheza and Point 70, Chimanimani Mts.

Helichrysum lepidissimum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle between Mt Pheza and Point 70, Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms: Helichrysum gazense S. Moore
Helichrysum mimetes S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched, densely leafy, shrubby perennial. Leaves up to 2.5 × 1 cm, broadly elliptic to lanceolate or almost round, coarsely hairy above, greyish-white hairy below, sometimes tinged yellowish. Capitula in dense terminal heads up to 6 cm in diameter. Involucral bracts pale straw-coloured to dirty white, c. 5-seriate, up to 4 mm long. Florets yellow.
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Habitat: On rocky slopes and ridges in submontane grassland and bracken scrub.
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 24 September 2011
Literature:

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 204 - 205. (Includes a picture).


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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 lepidissimum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159690, retrieved 7 December 2016

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