Helichrysum callicomum Harv.

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Helichrysum callicomum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Helichrysum callicomum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Helichrysum callicomum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Helichrysum callicomum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Status: Native
Description:
Small, erect, bushy perennial, up to 35 cm tall. Leaves sessile, oblong-spathulate to narrowly oblong, up to 2.5 cm long, gradually smaller higher up the stems, covered in greyish-white velvet on both sides. Capitula in dense terminal corymbose heads, up to 8 cm in diameter. Involucral bracts c. 4-seriate, up to 3.7 mm long, pale straw-coloured. Florets yellowish.
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Habitat: In grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and Botswana to Eastern Cape, South Africa and Lesotho.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Images last updated: Thursday 4 August 2016
Literature:

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 68 - 70. (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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 34.

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 16 - 17.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum callicomum
African Plant Database: Helichrysum callicomum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum callicomum
Ispot Southern Africa: Helichrysum callicomum
JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum callicomum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum callicomum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum callicomum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Helichrysum callicomum
Tropicos: Helichrysum callicomum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Helichrysum callicomum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159520, retrieved 26 April 2019

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