Helichrysum moorei Staner

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Helichrysum moorei

Photo: Francis Lagarde
Along Bailey's Folly, Chimanimani National Park

Helichrysum moorei

Photo: Francis Lagarde
Along Bailey's Folly, Chimanimani National Park

Helichrysum moorei

Photo: Francis Lagarde
Along Bailey's Folly, Chimanimani National Park

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Synonyms: Helichrysum brunioides S. Moore
Helichrysum spenceranum Wild
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Slender, often straggling perennial with branches up to 45 cm tall. Leaves sessile, linear-lanceolate, 0.5 - 1 cm long, grey velvety, particularly below; apex mucronate; margin rolled under. Capitula in a many-flowered, hemi-spherical terminal heads. Involucral bracts oblong, c. 3-seriate, pale brownish-yellow, up to 3 mm long.
Notes: Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List (Mapaura & Timberlake in SABONET Report 14, 2002) and Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe (Mapaura in Kirkia vol 18 part 1, 2002) both list this species under the name H. spenceranum Wild and as endemic to the Zimbabwe side of the Chimanimani Mountains. However, In Wild's own unpublished draft Revision of Helichysum for Flora Zambesiaca(1980), H. moorei Staner is used, which apparently is an older name published in 1936. Also records from Mozambique are cited (Whellan 2239, 11-05-1965, K, SRGH and Grosvenor 391, 12-4-1967, SRGH).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On quartzite soils on rocky slopes and in montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1370 - 2240 m
Flowering time:Feb - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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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 Page 152. as Helichrysum spenceranum


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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 moorei.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159860, retrieved 24 October 2016

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