See var. panduratum for general description. This variety is clearly distinguished by the leaves, which are more or less ovate, narrowing into a distinct pseudo-petiole, up to 1.5 cm long, not auriculate (centre).
Note: it often takes a long time for the capitula to open up, the involucral bracts enclosing the florets, giving the flower heads a whitish impression (image no. 1).
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.(2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Helichrysum panduratum var. transvaalense. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159800, retrieved 29 September 2016