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Helichrysum umbraculigerum

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Nyanga - Mutare Rd before Nyakupinga Bridge

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Synonyms: Gnaphalium umbraculigerum (Less.) Sch. Bip.
Helichrysum coactum M.D. Henderson
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common in the E Highlands
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial covered in thick white velvety indumentum. Leaves narrowly elliptic, clasped along the stems. Inflorescence dense, appearing as one large flowerhead, covered in conspicuous white velvet underneath, deep mustard yellow.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A species of moist grassland, often occurring in large numbers.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Literature:

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 79 - 81. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 26.

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 10 - 11.


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African Plant Database: Helichrysum umbraculigerum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Helichrysum umbraculigerum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Helichrysum umbraculigerum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Helichrysum umbraculigerum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Helichrysum umbraculigerum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Helichrysum umbraculigerum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum umbraculigerum
Ispot Southern Africa : Helichrysum umbraculigerum
JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum umbraculigerum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum umbraculigerum
Tropicos: Helichrysum umbraculigerum
West African Plants database: Helichrysum umbraculigerum


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 umbraculigerum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159930, retrieved 8 December 2016

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