Helichrysum coriaceum Harv.

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Helichrysum coriaceum

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Helichrysum coriaceum

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Status: Native
Perennial, up to 75 cm tall, growing from a woody rootstock. Stems simple with leaves mostly near the base. Leaves more or less elliptic, up to 27 × 2.5 cm, leathery, clasping at the base, nearly hairless when mature, covered in white silky hairs below, prominently 3-5-veined below. Capitula in corymbose clusters forming a large spreading head. Involucral bracts c. 6-seriate, up to 3.5 mm long, oblong, straw-coloured. Florets yellow.
Derivation of specific name: coriaceum: leathery, thick-leaved
Habitat: In open grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe to Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 232 - 233.

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. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 30 - 31.

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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 coriaceum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159590, retrieved 26 May 2024

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