9006.000 Helichrysum Mill. - Everlasting flowers

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

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 for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms.

Description of the genus

Herbs, suffrutices or shrubs, usually woolly or cobwebby and often glandular. Leaves alternate, entire. Capitula in terminal ± flat-topped corymbs or solitary. Phyllaries in few to many series, white, yellow, straw-coloured, pink or red (everlasting). Receptacle smooth, honeycombed or minutely fimbriate. Receptacular scales rarely present. Marginal florets female, central bisexual. Achenes usually glabrous. Pappus generally 1-seriate.

Derivation of name: Greek for sun and gold, referring to the flower heads.

Comment: Unfortunately we are still awaiting an updated revision of this large and diverse genus for the Flora Zambesiaca. The species list in our database is based on specimens found at SRGH and the unpublished and unfinished draft manuscript written by Prof. Hiram Wild around 1980. It is therefore possible that some names are missing or that not all names used in our system are taxonomically up-to-date and correct.

Worldwide: c. 600 species in warm regions of the Old Word, especially southern Africa

Zambia: 30 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
abietinum O.Hoffm. NDescription, Image
angustifrondosum S.Moore N,W,CNw
argyrosphaerum DC.Lk,WDescription, Image
cymosum (L.) Less.
densiflorum Oliv. N,CMc
forskahlii (J.F. Gmel.) Hilliard & B.L. BurttN,EDescription, Image
globosum Sch. Bip.N,W
goetzeanum O. Hoffm.Description, Image
harveyanum Wild
hilliardiae Wild[NrEnd]EDescription
keilii MoeserN,W
kilimanjari Oliv.EImage
kirkii Oliv. & Hiern ex Oliv. var. kirkii Lp,Mc,E,C
kirkii Oliv. & Hiern var. petersii (Oliv. & Hiern) BeentjeMc,Lk
kraussii Sch. Bip.LkDescription, Image
longiramum MoeserImage
mechowianum Klatt var. ceres (S. Moore) BeentjeN,W,CDescription, Image
mechowianum Klatt var. vernonioides (Wild) BeentjeN
mechowianum Klatt var. mechowianum W
milne-redheadii Brenan
mundtii Harv.NDescription
nudifolium (L.) Less. var. nudifolium Description, Image
nudifolium (L.) Less. var. oxyphyllum (DC.) BeentjeDescription, Image
odoratissimum (L.) SweetNw,McDescription, Image
panduratum O. Hoffm. var. panduratum NDescription, Image
patulifolium O.Hoffm. Mc
schimperi (Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.) MoeserEDescription, Image
subglomeratum Less.Lk,SDescription, Image
syncephalum Baker
tillandsiifolium O. Hoffm.N,E

Other sources of information about Helichrysum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Helichrysum
Flora of Caprivi: Helichrysum
Flora of Malawi: Helichrysum
Flora of Mozambique: Helichrysum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Helichrysum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Helichrysum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Helichrysum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Helichrysum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Helichrysum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Helichrysum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1498, retrieved 23 October 2019

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