Helichrysum chasei Wild

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Helichrysum chasei

Photo: Bart Wursten

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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Images last updated: Saturday 13 December 2008

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum chasei
African Plant Database: Helichrysum chasei
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Helichrysum chasei
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Helichrysum chasei
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Helichrysum chasei
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Helichrysum chasei
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum chasei
Ispot Southern Africa: Helichrysum chasei
JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum chasei
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum chasei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum chasei
The Plant List (version 1.1): Helichrysum chasei
Tropicos: Helichrysum chasei

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 chasei.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159560, retrieved 25 April 2018

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