Helichrysum candolleanum H. Buek

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Helichrysum candolleanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Helichrysum candolleanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms: Helichrysum detersum Steud.
Helichrysum leptolepis DC.
Helichrysum pachyrhizum Harv.
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Status: Native
Greyish woolly perennial herb growing from a woody taproot, up to c. 50 cm tall when erect, sometimes decumbent or prostrate. Leaves sessile, linear to narrowly oblong-lanceolate, up to 3.5 cm long but usually smaller, greyish woolly on both sides. Capitula in dense spherical, terminal or sometimes axillary heads. Phyllaries c. 6-seriate, 4-5 mm long, somewhat spreading, lanceolate, acuminate, white, often blotched or tipped rose-red. Florets yellow, tipped with red.
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Habitat: In grassland and open woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Northern Province, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Also in Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 208. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 19.

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 173 - 174.

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.

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum candolleanum
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Helichrysum candolleanum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159530, retrieved 25 May 2024

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