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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Perennial herb 0.3–1 m high, with stems from a woody rootstock; stems reddish, branching, appressed white-tomentose.
Leaves
Leaves greyish-green, sessile, oblong to lanceolate, 1–5 cm long, 0.3–1.2 cm wide, base semi-amplexicaul, margins slightly revolute, apex subacute and mucronate, densely tomentose on both surfaces.
Capitulum
Capitula 9–12 mm long, heterogamous, solitary or in small groups, terminal, but through the branching resembling a many-headed leafy corymb; phyllaries shiny golden yellow or (the outermost) brownish, 3–4-seriate, lanceolate, 3–11 mm long, acute to obtuse, glabrous; receptacle honeycombed.
Florets
Florets yellow to orange; outer florets many, tube filiform, 1.7–1.9 mm long, lobes 0.1–0.2, style 2–2.4 mm long; inner florets very many, tube narrowly infundibuliform, 2–2.2 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.4 mm long, anthers 0.9–1 mm long, style 2.3–2.6 mm long.
Fruits
Achene ellipsoid, 0.5–0.6 mm long, glabrous; pappus yellowish, 2–3 mm long, distally flattened, caducous individually.
Habitat
Grassland or disturbed ground; 1750–2500 m
Distribution
T7

Native to:

Burundi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Helichrysum buchananii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Kassner [2962], Burundi K000274399 Unknown type material
Buchanan [444], Malawi K000274637
Buchanan, J. [480], Malawi K000274638
Patel, H. [7303], Mozambique K000613565
Timberlake, J. [5136], Mozambique K000613516

First published in Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1891: 429 (1892)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 172 (1989).
  • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 606 (1985).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 152 (1949).
  • S. Moore in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 40: 109 (1911).
  • Moeser in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 44: 331 (1910).
  • Engl., Hochgebirgsfl. Trop. Afr.: 429 (1891).

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