Helichrysum adenocarpum DC.
subsp. adenocarpum

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Helichrysum adenocarpum subsp. adenocarpum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper Jizira Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Helichrysum adenocarpum subsp. adenocarpum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper Jizira Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Helichrysum adenocarpum subsp. adenocarpum

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Upper Nhamadzi river basin, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms:
Common names: Pink everlasting (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Very attractive perennial herb. Stems decumbent to suberect, up to c. 40 cm tall, leafy, growing from 1-several small rosettes of woolly grey leaves apressed to the ground, all parts densely grey woolly and glandular. Basal leaves up to 14 × 25 cm, elliptic-oblong to almost round; stem leaves oblong to lanceolate, up to 4.5 × 1.5 cm, smaller towards the top of the stems. Capitula in a few-many-headed open inflorescence. Involucral bracts, c. 11-seriate, 4-20 mm long, white, rose-red to crimson, spreading. Florets numerous, yellow, often red-tipped.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: adenocarpum: with glandular fruits
Habitat: In moist (montane) grassland, sometimes on almost bare soil.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Mar - May
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, adjacent Mozambique and South Africa
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 19 July 2012
Literature:

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 277 - 278.

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.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 145, plate 188

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 89.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Helichrysum adenocarpum subsp. adenocarpum

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


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 adenocarpum subsp. adenocarpum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159460, retrieved 23 May 2019

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