Helichrysum maestum Wild

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Helichrysum maestum

Photo: Bart Wursten

Helichrysum maestum

Photo: Bart Wursten

Helichrysum maestum

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb with erect or ascending, densely grey-felted branches, up to 60 cm tall. Leaves sessile, ovate-oblong, up to 1.8 cm long, covered with grey felt on both sides; apex acute, tipped with a brown mucro. Capitula in a densely corymbose, terminal inflorescence. Involucral bracts 4-5- seriate, up to 7 mm long, oblong, whitish, turning green towards the base. Florets rose-pink.
Notes: An endemic of the Chimanimani quartzites. From SRGH on 7 Sep 2007, there appear to be no records yet from Mozambique.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Quartzite crags
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Known only from quartzite crags on Mount Peza in the Chimanimani Mountains.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Saturday 29 May 2010

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Pages 152 - 153.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum maestum
African Plant Database: Helichrysum maestum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Helichrysum maestum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Helichrysum maestum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Helichrysum maestum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Helichrysum maestum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Helichrysum maestum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Helichrysum maestum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Helichrysum maestum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum maestum
Ispot Southern Africa: Helichrysum maestum
JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum maestum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum maestum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum maestum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Helichrysum maestum
Tropicos: Helichrysum maestum

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 maestum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159710, retrieved 15 December 2017

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