Helichrysum aureum (Houtt.) Merr.
var. monocephalum (DC.) Hilliard

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Helichrysum aureum var. monocephalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mutandani and Mucandue rivers,Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Helichrysum aureum var. monocephalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mutandani and Mucandue rivers,Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Helichrysum aureum var. monocephalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mutandani and Mucandue rivers,Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Helichrysum aureum var. monocephalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mutandani and Mucandue rivers,Eastern Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms: Gnaphalium aureum Houtt.
Helichrysum fulgidum (L.f.) Willd.
Xeranthemum fulgidum L.f.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with unbranched stems, up to 40 cm tall, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves in 1-several basal rosettes, up to 12 × 2 cm, elliptic-spathulate, whitish woolly, sometimes only on the margins; stem leaves up to 30 × 5 mm, oblong-lanceolate, glandular, often woolly on the margins. Capitula solitary, rarely 2-3, up to 3.2 cm in diameter, when fully opened. Phyllaries 7-9-seriate, bright yellow, 5-10 mm long, lanceolate-oblong. Florets yellow, numerous.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: aureum: golden;
monocephalum: with a single head.
Habitat: In submontane grassland and miombo woodland.
Altitude range: 1100 - 2400 m
Flowering time:Aug - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 15 August 2015
Literature:

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 289 - 293.

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.

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 aureum var. monocephalum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum aureum
African Plant Database: Helichrysum aureum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Helichrysum aureum
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum aureum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum aureum
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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 aureum var. monocephalum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159490, retrieved 7 December 2019

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