Helichrysum chasei Wild

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Helichrysum chasei

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Helichrysum chasei

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Common names: Chase's everlasting (English)
Status: Native
Perennial herb, only known from the montane grasslands of the Eastern Highlands. Stems unbranched, covered in white velvet; reduced leaves linear-lanceolate, up to 20 × 3 mm. Basal leaves in a rosette, narrowly elliptic-oblong or linear, up to 9 cm long, clasping at the base, covered with yellowish-brown woolly hairs, often almost hairless when older, 3-veined from the base, prominent below. Capitula solitary per stem, c. 3 cm in diameter. Involucral bracts c. 5-seriate, shiny golden yellow, often brown-tinged on the outer phyllaries, 6 - 16 mm long. Florets yellow, numerous.
Derivation of specific name: chasei: named for Norman C Chase (1888 - 1970), one of our foremost collectors of Zimbabwean plants
Habitat: Montane grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 1340 - 2200 m
Flowering time:Sep - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Confined to the eastern border mountains of Zimbabwe and adjacent 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 26.

Wild, H. (1982). New species and new names of Helichrysum Mill. from the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 12(2) Pages 191 - 192. Protologue

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum chasei
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Wikipedia: Helichrysum chasei

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 chasei.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159560, retrieved 13 June 2024

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