Helichrysum schimperi (Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.) Moeser

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Helichrysum schimperi

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Helichrysum schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten

Helichrysum schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten

Helichrysum schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Achyrocline adoensis Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.
Achyrocline schimperi Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.
Gnaphalium schimperi (Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.) Sch. Bip.
Helichrysum galbanum S. Moore
Helichrysum nyasicum Baker
Helichrysum ovato-ellipticum De Wild.
Helichrysum sarmentosum O. Hoffm.
Common names:
Status: Native
Scrambling shrub or woody liane. Main stem fluted, up to 30 cm in diameter. Leaves ovate, up to c. 7.5 × 4.5 cm, dark green above with scattered hairs, densely whitish or yellowish tomentose below, 3-veined from the base; margin shallowly crenate-dentate or entire. Capitula in dense terminal corymbs, c. 6 cm in diameter. Involucral bracts pale yellowish-green, ovate to lanceolate, c. 2.5 mm. Florets yellow.
Derivation of specific name: schimperi: named after Wilhelm Schimper, explorer and collector, particularly in Ethiopia.
Habitat: Along the margins of evergreen forest.
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Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Sudan, DRC, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Beentje, H.J. (ed.) (2002). Compositae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 418 - 419.

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 23. as Achyrocline schimperi

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 31.

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 7 - 9.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Helichrysum schimperi.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159420, retrieved 21 February 2018

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