Helichrysum mundtii Harv.

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Status: Native
Robust perennial herb with a simple stem, up to 1.5 m tall, growing from a creeping, woody rootstock. Basal leaves up to 60 cm long, tapering into a long, clasping pseudopetiole, more or less narrowly elliptic, 3-veined from the base; hairless above, whitish tomentose below; stem leaves oblong-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, up to c. 14 cm long. Capitula in clusters forming a large, much-branched corymbose head. Involucral bracts creamy-white, c. 6-seriate, up to 3 mm long, obovate-oblong. Florets yellow.
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Habitat: Along forest edges and in dense undergrowth.
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Lesotho and eastern South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Page 243.

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. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 37 - 38.

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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 mundtii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159740, retrieved 15 April 2024

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