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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Status: Native
Description:
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.
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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
Literature:

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 for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms.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
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Helichrysum acervatum
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum acervatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum acervatum
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Helichrysum acervatum
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Helichrysum acervatum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159440, retrieved 19 August 2019

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