Helichrysum abietinum O.Hoffm.

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Helichrysum abietinum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Dam 2, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Helichrysum abietinum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Dam 2, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Helichrysum abietinum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Dam 2, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Helichrysum abietinum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Dam 2, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Helichrysum abietinum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Dam 2, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Helichrysum abietinum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Entrance to Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Helichrysum abietinum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Entrance to Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Helichrysum abietinum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Entrance to Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Helichrysum abietinum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Entrance to Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

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Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched small shrub, usually less than 2 m high, rarely taller. Branches erect, densely leafy towards the top, scarred below with old leaf bases. Leaves sessile, spreading, linear, up to 1.5 cm long, dark green above, silvery-white hairy beneath; margin rolled under. Capitula 3-5 mm wide, in small dense terminal heads, up to 2 cm wide; phyllaries 5-seriate, linear-ovate, 1.5-5 mm long, silvery-green with a brown apex. Florets 20-30, golden yellow.
Type location:
Tanzania
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Habitat: At margins of montane forest, secondary growth and montane scrubland, on banks of rivers and dams.
Altitude range: 1800 - 2400 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
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Content last updated: Sunday 30 September 2018
Literature:

Beentje, H.J. (ed.) (2002). Compositae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 417.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 95.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 31.

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 47 - 48.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum abietinum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum abietinum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Helichrysum abietinum
Tropicos: Helichrysum abietinum


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Helichrysum abietinum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=212590, retrieved 17 October 2018

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