Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less.
var. oxyphyllum (DC.) Beentje

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Helichrysum nudifolium var. oxyphyllum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Gatsi CL, Honde Valley

Helichrysum nudifolium var. oxyphyllum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Gatsi CL, Honde Valley

Helichrysum nudifolium var. oxyphyllum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Tingwa Raphia Palm Botanical Reserve

Helichrysum nudifolium var. oxyphyllum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Tingwa Raphia Palm Botanical Reserve

Helichrysum nudifolium var. oxyphyllum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Tingwa Raphia Palm Botanical Reserve

Helichrysum nudifolium var. oxyphyllum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Tingwa Raphia Palm Botanical Reserve

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Synonyms: Helichrysum oxyphyllum DC
Helichrysum rhodolepis Baker
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to 80 cm with broadly ovate, petiolate leaves along the lower part of the stem, decreasing in size towards the top. Inflorescence in loose heads, the outer bracts red or pink, the flowers white to pale yellow.
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Notes:
Derivation of specific name: oxyphyllum: with a sharply pointed leaf
Habitat: In grassland and open woodland
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Worldwide distribution: From Nigeria to Sudan and South to South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
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Literature:

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

Beentje, H. (2000). New taxa and new combinations in Helichrysum (Compositae: Inuleae) Kew Bulletin 55(2) Pages 357 - 358.

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 239 - 240.

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

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 35 - 37. as Helichrysum oxyphyllum

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Flora of Malawi: Helichrysum nudifolium var. oxyphyllum
Flora of Mozambique: Helichrysum nudifolium var. oxyphyllum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Helichrysum nudifolium var. oxyphyllum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum nudifolium
African Plant Database: Helichrysum nudifolium
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): 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
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Helichrysum nudifolium
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Helichrysum nudifolium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum nudifolium
Ispot Southern Africa: Helichrysum nudifolium
JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum nudifolium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum nudifolium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum nudifolium
The Plant List (version 1.1): Helichrysum nudifolium
Tropicos: Helichrysum nudifolium


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Helichrysum nudifolium var. oxyphyllum.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159780, retrieved 12 December 2017

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