Helichrysum buchananii Engl.

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Helichrysum buchananii

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Upper Vanduzi River valley, Mt Gorongosa

Helichrysum buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper Vanduzi River valley, Mt Gorongosa

Helichrysum buchananii

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Plateau below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Helichrysum buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Helichrysum buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper Jizira Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Helichrysum buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper Jizira Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Helichrysum buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper Jizira Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Helichrysum buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Helichrysum buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms: Helichrysum buchananii Engl. var. majus Brenan
Helichrysum kassneri S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, up to c. 80 cm high, growing from a woody rootstock, all parts densely covered in appressed white felt-like hairs. Stems branching, often reddish. Leaves sessile, clasping the stem, oblong to lanceolate, c. 5 cm long, greyish-green, densely hairy on both surfaces, mucronate at the apex; margin slighlt rolled under. Capitula terminal, solitary or a few together. Involucral bracts 3-4-seriate, shiny golden-yellow, brownish tinged on the outside, lanceolate-triangular; inner up to 1.5 cm long. Florets numerous, yellow, c. 3.4 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: buchananii: after John Buchanan (1855 – 1896), Scottish horticulturist, missionary, farmer and plant collector in Malawi, who became Acting British Consul to Central Africa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Buchanan_(settler).
Habitat: In grassland, often in damp places, where it may for extensive colonies.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Content last updated: Wednesday 20 June 2012
Literature:

Beentje, H.J. (ed.) (2002). Compositae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 431 - 432.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 97.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 32.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 26.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 53.

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 99 - 100.

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Flora of Malawi: Helichrysum buchananii
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum buchananii
African Plant Database: Helichrysum buchananii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Helichrysum buchananii
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Helichrysum buchananii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Helichrysum buchananii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Helichrysum buchananii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Helichrysum buchananii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum buchananii
Ispot Southern Africa: Helichrysum buchananii
JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum buchananii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum buchananii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum buchananii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Helichrysum buchananii
Tropicos: Helichrysum buchananii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Helichrysum buchananii.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159500, retrieved 17 November 2017

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