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Helichrysum umbraculigerum

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Nyanga - Mutare Rd before Nyakupinga Bridge

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Synonyms: Gnaphalium umbraculigerum (Less.) Sch. Bip.
Helichrysum coactum M.D. Henderson
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common in the E Highlands
Status: Native
Erect perennial covered in thick white velvety indumentum. Leaves narrowly elliptic, clasped along the stems. Inflorescence dense, appearing as one large flowerhead, covered in conspicuous white velvet underneath, deep mustard yellow.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A species of moist submontane grassland, often by streams, occurring in large numbers.
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 - 1950 m
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution: South Africa, Eastern Zimbabwe and likely also in nearby Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 31.

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 79 - 81. (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.

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 10 - 11.

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

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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 umbraculigerum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159930, retrieved 28 February 2024

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