Helichrysopsis Kirp.

Hilliard, O.M. (1983) Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs; stems much-branched, spreading, ashy grey, closely leafy. Leaves alternate, sessile, linear; margins entire, strongly revolute, white-cottony hair below, contrasting strongly with silky grey upper leaf surface and midrib below, giving striped effect to leaves. Capitula disciform, narrowly campanulate, few clustered on branch tips. Phyllaries in 4 rows, outer short, pale brown; inner with milky white tips, exceeding flowers. Receptacle honeycombed, flat. Flowers yellow, 45-65, all lobes glandular-hairy on backs. Pappus of many bristles.

Worldwide: 1 species, endemic to the coastal plain of southern Mozambique and its southward extension into Zululand. (Hilliard in FSA)

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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septentrionalis (Vatke) HilliardZ,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Helichrysopsis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Helichrysopsis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Helichrysopsis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysopsis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysopsis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Helichrysopsis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2229, retrieved 12 August 2020

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