Helichrysum goetzeanum O. Hoffm.

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Helichrysum goetzeanum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Helichrysum goetzeanum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Helichrysum goetzeanum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Helichrysum goetzeanum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Scrambling, branching perennial herb up to 2 m tall. Stems whitish-woolly, leafy to the apex. Leaves up to 15 × 5 cm, more or less narrowly oblong or elliptic, narrowing into a pseudopetiole and clasping the stem, thinly greyish velvety above when young but becoming green and hairless later, white woolly beneath; veis prominent beneath; margin wavy, entire or minutely scalloped. Capitula hemispherical c 1.2 cm in diameter, forming more or less lax panicles at the ends of branches. Involucral bracts shiny yellowish or straw-coloured, sometimes tinged with brown, 4-5-seriate, ovate to lanceolate. Florets yellow.
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Derivation of specific name: goetzeanum: after Walter Goetze (1872-1899), German naturalist, explorer, photographer and collector of botanical and zoological specimens in Tanzania.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
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Beentje, H.J. (ed.) (2002). Compositae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 428.

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.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 30.

Lisowsky, S. (1989). Compositae (Deuxième partie: tribu Inuleae) Flore d'Afrique Centrale Jardin botanique national de Belgique Pages 164 - 165.

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 for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms.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 91 - 92.

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, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Helichrysum goetzeanum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159620, retrieved 23 September 2023

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