Helichrysum moorei Staner

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Helichrysum moorei

Photo: Francis Lagarde
Along Bailey's Folly, Chimanimani National Park

Helichrysum moorei

Photo: Francis Lagarde
Along Bailey's Folly, Chimanimani National Park

Helichrysum moorei

Photo: Francis Lagarde
Along Bailey's Folly, Chimanimani National Park

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Synonyms: Helichrysum brunioides S. Moore
Helichrysum spenceranum Wild
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Slender, often straggling perennial with branches up to 45 cm tall. Leaves sessile, linear-lanceolate, 0.5 - 1 cm long, grey velvety, particularly below; apex mucronate; margin rolled under. Capitula in a many-flowered, hemi-spherical terminal heads. Involucral bracts oblong, c. 3-seriate, pale brownish-yellow, up to 3 mm long.
Notes: Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List (Mapaura & Timberlake in SABONET Report 14, 2002) and Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe (Mapaura in Kirkia vol 18 part 1, 2002) both list this species under the name H. spenceranum Wild and as endemic to the Zimbabwe side of the Chimanimani Mountains. However, In Wild's own unpublished draft Revision of Helichysum for Flora Zambesiaca(1980), H. moorei Staner is used, which apparently is an older name published in 1936. Also records from Mozambique are cited (Whellan 2239, 11-05-1965, K, SRGH and Grosvenor 391, 12-4-1967, SRGH).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On quartzite soils on rocky slopes and in montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1370 - 2240 m
Flowering time:Feb - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 30.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 81.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 172. As Helichrysum spenceranum

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 134. As Helichrysum spenceranum

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 spenceranum

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Page 152. as Helichrysum spenceranum

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

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Helichrysum moorei.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159860, retrieved 12 December 2023

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