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

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 207 - 208. (Includes a picture).

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).

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

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 for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms.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

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Flora of Botswana: Helichrysum kraussii
Flora of Mozambique: Helichrysum kraussii
Flora of Zambia: Helichrysum kraussii

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

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 kraussii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159680, retrieved 18 March 2018

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