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This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Short-lived perennial, woody near the base, or shrub 0.9–2 m high; stems terete, thinly white-tomentose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, dull green above, white beneath, lanceolate, 7–21 cm long, 1–6 cm wide (smaller in inflorescence), base tapering and clasping, margins entire, sometimes slightly revolute or seemingly crenate by partial recurving, apex acute and sometimes slightly caudate, thinly pilose to glabrous above, white-tomentose beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 5–7.5 mm long, heterogamous, many together in lax leafy corymbs to 14 cm across; stalks of individual capitula 2–15 mm long; phyllaries straw-coloured or yellow, lanceolate, 2–5.5 mm long, acute or erose, glabrous or with a hardly pilose stereome; receptacle honeycombed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets greenish yellow, many; outer florets many in several series, tube filiform, 2.5–2.9 mm long, lobes ± 0.2 mm long, style 2.7–3.7 mm long; inner florets several tens but fewer than the outer, tube cylindric, 2.7–3 mm long, lobes 0.2–0.3 mm long, anthers 1.6–1.7 mm long, style 2.9–3.3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes cylindric or ellipsoid, 0.5–0.8 mm long, glabrous; pappus white, 2.5–3.5 mm long, falling individually.
Figures
Fig. 91 (page 451).
Habitat
In shallow soil over damp rocks in deep rain gully, or in Rapanea-Hagenia forest; 2000–2600 m
Distribution
T2 T6 T7 U2 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania, Uganda

Helichrysum korongoni Beentje appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Grimshaw, J.M. [94611], Tanzania K000274609 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 55: 352 (2000)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Beentje in Kew Bulletin 55: 352, fig. 2 (2000).

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