Helichrysum mixtum (Kuntze) Moeser

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Synonyms: Gnaphalium mixtum Kuntze
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Status: Native
Erect perennial herb with several stems, up to 45 cm tall, growing from a woody rootstock. Basal leaves in a rosette, 4-19 cm long, elliptic-lanceolate to oblanceolate, clasping at the base, greyi-hairy on both surfaces. Leaves along the stem much smaller, decreasing in size upwards, linear-lanceolate, grey woolly on both sides. Capitula 1-1.3 cm in diameter, forming a lax to dense panicle. Involucral bracts spreading, shiny bright yellow, 6-seriate, up to 3-13 mm long, ovate to narrowly lanceolate, acute. Florets yellow.
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Habitat: Occurring in submontane grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 252 - 254. (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. as var. mixtum

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 88 - 89.

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Flora of Mozambique: Helichrysum mixtum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum mixtum
African Plant Database: Helichrysum mixtum
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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 mixtum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159730, retrieved 16 April 2024

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