Helichrysum kraussii Sch. Bip.

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Helichrysum kraussii

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Helichrysum kraussii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Views, Vumba

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Synonyms: Achyrocline batocana Oliv. & Hiern
Achyrocline steetzii Vatke
Gnaphalium kraussii (Sch. Bip.) Sch. Bip.
Common names: Curry bush (English) Mupumhanhuka (Shona) Mutsvairo (Shona) Rusakadzi (Shona) Umawewana (Ndebele)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Small shrub up to 1.5 m. Leaves linear. Capitula cylindric, arranged corymbosely at branch tips.
Derivation of specific name: kraussii: named after Christian Krauss (1812-1890) German scientist, traveller and collector in South Africa.
Habitat: Common in woodland and grassland, particularly on poor soils and over-grazed land.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Apr - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 13 December 2008

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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 30.

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

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 93 - 95. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 138. (Includes a picture).

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 34.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 24.

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 19 - 21.

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum kraussii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum kraussii
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Wikipedia: Helichrysum kraussii

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 kraussii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159680, retrieved 20 June 2024

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