1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Helichrysum Mill.
      1. Helichrysum kilimanjari Oliv.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Habit
    Perennial herb 0.2–0.6 m high; stems pinkish brown, branching, wiry, thinly white-pubescent but this layer glabrescent, exposing scabridulous glandular hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves green above, white-felted beneath, sessile, (ob-)lanceolate to linear, 1–4.5(–5.5) cm long, 0.1–0.9 cm wide, base slightly clasping, apex obtuse or acute and mucronate, densely glandular above and often slightly pubescent, white-tomentose beneath, the distal leaves sometimes only scabridulous-glandular on both surfaces.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 9–17 mm long, heterogamous, in terminal corymbose few-headed cymes; stalks of individual capitula 3–12 mm long, white-pubescent; phyllaries yellow or (outermost) tinged brown, multiseriate, ovate to lanceolate, 3–10 mm long, acute, glabrous; receptacle honeycombed.
    Florets
    Florets yellow; outer florets many, tube cylindric from a wider base, 1.8–2.2 mm long, narrowed just below the lobes, lobes 0.1–0.2 mm long and glandular, style 2–2.3 mm long; inner florets many, tube cylindric, 2.4–2.7 mm long, lobes 0.2–0.4 mm long and glandular, anthers 1.3–1.4 mm long, style 2.7–2.8 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes ellipsoid, 0.4–0.6 mm long, glabrous; pappus whitish, 2–3 mm long, distally subplumose, caducous individually.
    Figures
    Fig. 86/4 (page 406), habit.
    Habitat
    Montane heath and grassland, also in shallow rocky soil on exposed ridges and hilltops; 1650–3900 m
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K6 K7 T2 T3 T4 T6 T7 U3

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Helichrysum kilimanjari Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mabberley [218], Kenya K000372669

    First published in (1886) 342; et in Trans. Linn.

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 212 (1994).
    • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 173 (1989).
    • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Africa: 171, fig. 369 (1987).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 202 (1957).
    • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 332 (1910).
    • Oliv. in Trans. Linn. Soc., London ser. 2, 2: 338 (1887).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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