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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to Cape Prov.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, with a woody rootstock; rosette of radical leaves, and flowering stems 0.1–0.6 m high, with distant and small leaves; stems simple or distally branched, glandular-setose, occasionally white-woolly.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves aromatic, grey, the radical ones oblanceolate or spatulate, 3–12 cm long, 1–2.5 cm wide, base broad and semi-amplexicaul, apex acute and mucronate, glandular-setose to woolly; cauline leaves similar, decreasing in size towards the inflorescence.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 8–20 mm long, heterogamous, terminal and solitary or in few-headed corymbs; stalks of individual capitula 2–6 mm long; phyllaries shiny yellow or white, multiseriate, radiating.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets yellow, very many, the outer fewer than the inner.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes ellipsoid, 0.7–1 mm long, glabrous; pappus yellow, 3–4 mm long, with subplumose tips, falling individually.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique

Helichrysum aureum (Houtt.) Merr. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Arnold Arbor. 19: 372 (1938)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Hilliard, Flora of Southern Africa 33, 7 (2): 289 (1983).
  • Merr. in Journ. Arn. Arb. 19: 372 (1938).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0