Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less.
var. nudifolium

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Helichrysum nudifolium var. nudifolium

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
North of Muvumodzi Gorge, Chimanimani Mts

Helichrysum nudifolium var. nudifolium

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
North of Muvumodzi Gorge, Chimanimani Mts

Helichrysum nudifolium var. nudifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Gnaphalium nudifolium L.
Common names: Hottentot's tea (English)
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb. The long narrowly elliptic leaves are glabrous on the upper surface, hairy below, mainly around the lower parts of the stem. The branched inflorescences of loose flowerheads are pale yellow to straw coloured.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland. It may be locally abundant in disturbed areas and on roadsides.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - May
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa from West Africa to NE, East and southern Africa to the Cape; also in Yemen
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 7 September 2007

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 207. As Helichrysum nudifolium (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 184 - 185. (Includes a picture).

Beentje, H. (2000). New taxa and new combinations in Helichrysum (Compositae: Inuleae) Kew Bulletin 55(2) Pages 352 - 357.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 98.

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

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20. As Helichrysum nudifolium

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 233 - 235. (Includes a picture).

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. as Helichrysum nudifolium

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 35.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 55.

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 31 - 34. Also as Helichrysum gerberifolium p. 27-28

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 nudifolium var. nudifolium

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum nudifolium
African Plant Database: Helichrysum nudifolium
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Helichrysum nudifolium
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helichrysum nudifolium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum nudifolium
Plants of the World Online: Helichrysum nudifolium
Tropicos: Helichrysum nudifolium
Wikipedia: Helichrysum nudifolium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Helichrysum nudifolium var. nudifolium.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159760, retrieved 25 February 2021

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