Helichrysum forskahlii (J.F. Gmel.) Hilliard & B.L. Burtt

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Helichrysum forskahlii

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Cleveland Dam

Helichrysum forskahlii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Twentydales rd, Epworth

Helichrysum forskahlii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Twentydales rd, Epworth

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Synonyms: Gnaphalium forskahlii J.F. Gmel.
Helichrysum cymosum (L.) Less. subsp. fruticosum (Forssk.) Hedberg p.p.
Common names: Forskahl's everlasting (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
A straggling herb, up to c. 1 m. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, sessile, up to 30 × 7 mm, grey-green and sparsely hairy above, densely greyish-white hairy below, 3-veined from the base. Capitula in fairly dense corymbose heads. Involucral bracts c. 4-seriate, up to 3 mm long, narrowly oblong, straw-coloured. Florets yellow.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In wet places, namely in vleis and by streams and rivers.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa from Nigeria to the Sudan and Ethiopia and south to Angola and Zimbabwe; also in Yemen
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 97. as Helichrysum forskahlii forskahlii

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

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.

Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Congdon, C., Branch, B., Collins, S., Curran, M., Dowsett, R,J., Fishpool, L., Francisco, J., Harris, Kopp, M. & de Sousa, C. (2012). Mt Mabu, Mozambique: Biodiversity and Conservation Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Page 72.

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 24 - 26.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 89.

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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 forskahlii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159610, retrieved 21 May 2024

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