Helichrysum acervatum S. Moore

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Helichrysum acervatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyangani Circular Drive, Nyanga National Park.

Helichrysum acervatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyangani Circular Drive, Nyanga National Park.

Helichrysum acervatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyangani Circular Drive, Nyanga National Park.

Helichrysum acervatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyangani Circular Drive, Nyanga National Park.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Erect to suberect branched perennial herb with leafy stems 30-40 cm tall. Leaves small, sessile, more or less overlapping, c. 1.4 cm long, oblong-obovate, covered in grey velvet on both sides. Inflorescences terminal in subspherical clusters of 8-12 capitula surrounded by pinkish to brownish bracts. Involucral bracts, c. 4 mm long, white. Florets 3 per capitulum, yellow, inconspicuous.
Notes: Apparently there is one specimen from Serra Zuira, Tsetsera in Mozambique: Torre & Pereira 12704, 5-11-1965 (LISC).
Derivation of specific name: acervatum: heaped
Habitat: In montane grassland and ericoid scrub.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jun - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Border mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Content last updated: Saturday 16 August 2008

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 30.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 81.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 172.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 134.

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 25.

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 14 - 15.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum acervatum
African Plant Database: Helichrysum acervatum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum acervatum
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Wikipedia: Helichrysum acervatum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Helichrysum acervatum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159440, retrieved 6 June 2023

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