Helichrysum Mill.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Old World.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial or annual herbs, sometimes shrublets
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, often hairy, usually with flat, entire margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula disciform, in terminal corymbs or solitary; receptacle flat, usually epaleate; phyllaries in several to many series, papery, brown, yellow, pink or white, with divided stereome
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Outer florets female, yellow, filiform, in 1–several rows, with 3–4 lobes; inner florets usually more numerous than the outer ones, hermaphrodite, yellow, lobes 5, erect, anthers tailed and with a flat apical appendage, style with truncate branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes small, oblong, sparsely hairy with short, clavate mucilaginous hairs, or with long normal hairs, or glabrous; pappus of barbellate to subplumose bristles, 1-seriate, free or basally slightly connate with cilia, caducous in groups or individually.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Perennial or annual herbs, sometimes shrublets
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, often hairy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula disciform, in terminal corymbs or solitary; receptacle flat, usually epaleate; phyllaries in several to many series, papery, brown, yellow, pink or white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Outer florets female, yellow, filiform, in 1–several rows, with 3–4 lobes; inner florets usually more numerous than the outer ones, bisexual, yellow, lobes 5, erect, anthers tailed and with a flat apical appendage, style with truncate branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes small, oblong; pappus of barbellate to subplumose bristles, 1-seriate, free or basally slightly connate with cilia, caducous in groups or individually.
Distribution
About 600 species, mainly in Africa (especially South Africa) and Madagascar, but several in Asia and Europe.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Angola, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Central European Rus, Chad, Chatham Is., Comoros, Congo, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf of Guinea Is., Gulf States, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kirgizstan, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nigeria, North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Queensland, Romania, Rwanda, Réunion, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sicilia, Socotra, Somalia, South Australia, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Togo, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Victoria, Vietnam, West Siberia, Western Australia, Xinjiang, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

California, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Hawaii

Helichrysum Mill. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4: [462] (1754)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • corr. Pers. Syn. 2: 414 (1807). Nom. cons.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by H. Beentje [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Mesfin & Reilly in Hind, Jeffrey & Pope (eds.), Advances in Compositae Systematics: 379–450 (1995).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Anderb. in Opera Bot. 104: 141 (1991)
  • Gard. Dict. abr. ed. 4: 28 (1754), as “ Elichrysum ”, orth. rej .; corr. Pers., nom. et orth. conserv .
  • Hilliard, F.S.A. 33, 7 (2): 61 (1983)
  • Humbert, Fl. Madag. 189: 389 (1962)
  • in K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 358 (1994)

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
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  • 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 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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  • Plants and People Africa

    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
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