Helichrysum subglomeratum Less.

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Synonyms: Gnaphalium subglomeratum (Less.) Sch. Bip.
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Status: Native
Perennial herb with several flowering stems, 10-60 cm tall, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves in a basal rosette, elliptic, oblong or spathulate, 1-2 cm long, sessile, densely white woolly on both sides; stem leaves, oblanceolate-oblong, up to 2 × 0.5 cm, becoming much smaller higher on the stems, covered in silvery silky hairs. Capitula in more or less dense terminal flattened corymbose heads, matted with dense woolly hairs below. Involucral bracts 3-4-seriate, c. 2.5 mm long, lanceolate, brownish-tipped with bright yellow, sometimes tinged brown. Florets bright yellow.
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Habitat: Occurring in grassy vleis.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa as far as Eastern Cape.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C
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Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 199.


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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 subglomeratum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159880, retrieved 24 May 2016

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