Helichrysum membranaceum Wild

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Helichrysum membranaceum

Photo: Bart Wursten

Helichrysum membranaceum

Photo: Bart Wursten

Helichrysum membranaceum

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Status: Native
Erect, aromatic, sticky-glandular herb up to 60 cm tall, probably annual. Stems and branches, glandular hairy at least when young. Leaves sessile, narrowly oblong or oblanceolate, up to 9 cm long, slightly auriculate at the base, quite thinly textured, sparsely scabrid-glandular on both surfaces. Inflorescence a lax, spreading, corymbose head, up to 20 cm wide; peduncles and inflorescence branches slender and with glandular hairs. Capitula hemispheric, up to 1.5 cm wide, often smaller capitula present lower on the inflorescence branches. Involucral bracts 5-6-seriate, ovate, 3-10 mm long, shiny yellow or pallid brown on outer bracts. Florets yellow.
Notes: Similar and closely related to Helichrysum setosum and H. cooperi.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Among granite rocks and on kopjes.
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 55.

Wild, H. (1982). New species and new names of Helichrysum Mill. from the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 12(2) Pages 194 - 195. Protologue

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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 membranaceum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159720, retrieved 23 May 2024

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