Helichrysum panduratum O. Hoffm.
var. transvaalense Moeser

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Helichrysum panduratum var. transvaalense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Helichrysum panduratum var. transvaalense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Helichrysum panduratum var. transvaalense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Helichrysum auriculatum sensu Oliv. & Hiern
Common names:
Status: Native
See var. panduratum for general description. This variety is clearly distinguished by the leaves, which are more or less ovate, narrowing into a distinct pseudo-petiole, up to 1.5 cm long, not auriculate (centre).

Notes: it often takes a long time for the capitula to open up, the involucral bracts enclosing the florets, giving the flower heads a whitish impression.
Derivation of specific name: transvaalense: of the Transvaal (South Africa).
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 12 September 2007

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 201 - 203. (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.

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Flora of Malawi: Helichrysum panduratum var. transvaalense
Flora of Mozambique: Helichrysum panduratum var. transvaalense

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum panduratum
African Plant Database: Helichrysum panduratum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Helichrysum panduratum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum panduratum
JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum panduratum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum panduratum
Plants of the World Online: Helichrysum panduratum
Tropicos: Helichrysum panduratum
Wikipedia: Helichrysum panduratum

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 panduratum var. transvaalense.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159800, retrieved 14 April 2024

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