Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less.
var. nudifolium

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Helichrysum nudifolium var. nudifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd near Gateway Gardens.

Helichrysum nudifolium var. nudifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd near Gateway Gardens.

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Synonyms: Gnaphalium nudifolium L.
Common names: Hottentot's tea (English) Nyamuchena (Shona)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb. Leaves mainly around the lower parts of the stem, long and narrowly elliptic, hairless above, hairy beneath. The inflorescences of loosely branched flowerheads, pale yellow to straw coloured.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: nudifolium: with naked leaves, referring to the hairless upper surface of the leaves.
Habitat: In grassland. It may be locally abundant in disturbed areas and on roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 1470 - 1880 m
Flowering time:Oct - May
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa from West Africa to Northeast, East and southern Africa to the Cape; also in Yemen.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 16 August 2006
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 207. As Helichrysum nudifolium (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 184 - 185. (Includes a picture).

Beentje, H. (2000). New taxa and new combinations in Helichrysum (Compositae: Inuleae) Kew Bulletin 55(2) Pages 352 - 357.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 98.

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

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20. As Helichrysum nudifolium

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 32. as Helichrysum nudifolium

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 233 - 235. (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 Helichrysum nudifolium

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 31.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 314 - 315. as Helichrysum nudifolium (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 35.

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

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 112 - 113. as Helichrysum nudifolium (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 31 - 34. Also as Helichrysum gerberifolium p. 27-28

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


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Flora of Botswana: Helichrysum nudifolium var. nudifolium
Flora of Malawi: Helichrysum nudifolium var. nudifolium
Flora of Mozambique: Helichrysum nudifolium var. nudifolium
Flora of Zambia: Helichrysum nudifolium var. nudifolium

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum nudifolium
African Plant Database: Helichrysum nudifolium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Helichrysum nudifolium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Helichrysum nudifolium
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Helichrysum nudifolium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Helichrysum nudifolium
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum nudifolium
JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum nudifolium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum nudifolium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum nudifolium
Plants of the World Online: Helichrysum nudifolium
Tropicos: Helichrysum nudifolium
Wikipedia: Helichrysum nudifolium


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Helichrysum nudifolium var. nudifolium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159760, retrieved 17 October 2021

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