Helichrysum forskahlii (J.F. Gmel.) Hilliard & B.L. Burtt

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Helichrysum forskahlii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Helichrysum forskahlii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Twentydales rd, Epworth

Helichrysum forskahlii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Twentydales rd, Epworth

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Synonyms: Gnaphalium forskahlii J.F. Gmel.
Helichrysum cymosum (L.) Less. subsp. fruticosum (Forssk.) Hedberg p.p.
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Status: Native
A straggling herb, up to c. 1 m. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, sessile, up to 30 × 7 mm, grey-green and sparsely hairy above, densely greyish-white hairy below, 3-veined from the base. Capitula in fairly dense corymbose heads. Involucral bracts c. 4-seriate, up to 3 mm long, narrowly oblong, straw-coloured. Florets yellow.
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Habitat: In wet places, namely in vleis and by streams and rivers.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa from Nigeria to the Sudan and Ethiopia and south to Angola and Zimbabwe; also in Yemen
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,E
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 97. as Helichrysum forskahlii forskahlii

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 19.

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 for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms.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 24 - 26.

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

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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: Species information: Helichrysum forskahlii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159610, retrieved 12 November 2019

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