Helichrysum graniticola Wild

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Helichrysum graniticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Helichrysum graniticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Helichrysum graniticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Helichrysum graniticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Helichrysum graniticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Status: Native
Description:
Branched perennial herb up to c. 70 cm tall. Stems glandular setose when young, smooth brown when older. Leaves sessile, linear, up to 6 cm long with a long fine apical point, minutely glandular and green above, smoothly white hairy beneath with a prominent midrib; margin narrowly rolled under. Capitula solitary at the ends of branches, c. 1.2 cm in diameter, on peduncles up to 7 cm long. Involucral bracts 4-5-seriate, ovate to lanceolate, 3-11 mm long, outer brownish, inner golden yellow. Florets yellow.
Notes: Found on granite hills of the central watershed from Matobo to Mutare. It has not been recorded outside Zimbabwe but seems unlikely to be a true endemic.
Derivation of specific name: graniticola: granite loving.
Habitat: Granite hills
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from Zimbabwe along the central watershed from Matobo to Mutare.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Friday 5 August 2016
Literature:

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

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) Page 192. Protologue


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum graniticola
African Plant Database: Helichrysum graniticola
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Helichrysum graniticola
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Helichrysum graniticola
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Helichrysum graniticola
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Helichrysum graniticola
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Helichrysum graniticola
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Helichrysum graniticola
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Helichrysum graniticola
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum graniticola
Ispot Southern Africa: Helichrysum graniticola
JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum graniticola
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum graniticola
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum graniticola
The Plant List (version 1.1): Helichrysum graniticola
Tropicos: Helichrysum graniticola


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Helichrysum graniticola.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159630, retrieved 25 June 2019

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