Helichrysum panduratum O. Hoffm.
var. panduratum

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Helichrysum panduratum var. panduratum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Vumba main rd, by Chinyakwaremba

Helichrysum panduratum var. panduratum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Vumba main rd, by Chinyakwaremba

Helichrysum panduratum var. panduratum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Vumba main rd, by Chinyakwaremba

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Synonyms: Helichrysum auriculatum sensu Oliv. & Hiern var. panduratum Harv.
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Status: Native
Scrambling perennial herb. Leaves up to 7 × 4 cm, gradually smaller, higher up the stems, almost violin-shaped (pandurate), sessile with the base broadly auriculate, clasping the stem, thinly covered in white hairs above, densely woolly below. Capitula in more or less lax terminal corymbose heads. Involucral bracts whitish, c. 5-seriate, oblong, up to 4-5 mm long. Florets yellow.
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Derivation of specific name: panduratum: violin-shaped
Habitat: Along edges of forest and in miombo woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Gabon, DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 30.

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 201 - 203. (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.

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Flora of Malawi: Helichrysum panduratum var. panduratum
Flora of Mozambique: Helichrysum panduratum var. panduratum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Helichrysum panduratum var. panduratum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum panduratum
African Plant Database: Helichrysum panduratum
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JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum panduratum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum panduratum
Plants of the World Online: Helichrysum panduratum
Tropicos: Helichrysum panduratum
Wikipedia: Helichrysum panduratum

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 panduratum var. panduratum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159790, retrieved 2 October 2023

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