Helichrysum acervatum S. Moore

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Helichrysum acervatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyangani Circular Drive, Nyanga National Park.

Helichrysum acervatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyangani Circular Drive, Nyanga National Park.

Helichrysum acervatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyangani Circular Drive, Nyanga National Park.

Helichrysum acervatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyangani Circular Drive, Nyanga National Park.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Erect to suberect branched perennial herb with leafy stems 30-40 cm tall. Leaves small, sessile, more or less overlapping, c. 1.4 cm long, oblong-obovate, covered in grey velvet on both sides. Inflorescences terminal in subspherical clusters of 8-12 capitula surrounded by pinkish to brownish bracts. Involucral bracts, c. 4 mm long, white. Florets 3 per capitulum, yellow, inconspicuous.
Derivation of specific name: acervatum: heaped
Habitat: In montane grassland and ericoid scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) 1615 - 2590 m
Flowering time:Jun - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Border mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 30.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 81.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 172.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 134.

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 25.

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 14 - 15.

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Flora of Mozambique: Helichrysum acervatum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum acervatum
African Plant Database: Helichrysum acervatum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Helichrysum acervatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Helichrysum acervatum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Helichrysum acervatum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Helichrysum acervatum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Helichrysum acervatum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Helichrysum acervatum
iNaturalist: Helichrysum acervatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum acervatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum acervatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum acervatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum acervatum
Plants of the World Online: Helichrysum acervatum
Tropicos: Helichrysum acervatum
Wikipedia: Helichrysum acervatum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Helichrysum acervatum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159440, retrieved 31 January 2023

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