Helichrysum polycladum Klatt

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Helichrysum polycladum

Photo: Bart Wursten

Helichrysum polycladum

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Status: Native
Bushy perennial herb with stiffly erect branches, up to 50 cm tall. Leaves crowded near the ends of branches, sessile, linear, up to 1.7 cm long, whitish tomentose, particularly below; apex mucronate; margin rolled under. Capitula in terminal corymbose heads, c. 2.5 cm in diameter. Involucral bracts pale yellow, 2-3-seriate, up to 3.2 mm long, oblong.
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Habitat: In submontane grassland and scrub.
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and northern South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 4 August 2016

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Page 99.

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum polycladum
African Plant Database: Helichrysum polycladum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Helichrysum polycladum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Helichrysum polycladum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Helichrysum polycladum
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iNaturalist: Helichrysum polycladum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum polycladum
JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum polycladum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum polycladum
Plants of the World Online: Helichrysum polycladum
Tropicos: Helichrysum polycladum
Wikipedia: Helichrysum polycladum

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 polycladum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159820, retrieved 19 June 2024

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