Helichrysum panduratum O. Hoffm.
var. panduratum

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Helichrysum panduratum var. panduratum

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Mutandani Valley, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms: Helichrysum auriculatum sensu Oliv. & Hiern var. panduratum Harv.
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Status: Native
Scrambling perennial herb. Leaves up to 7 × 4 cm, gradually smaller, higher up the stems, almost violin-shaped (pandurate), sessile with the base broadly auriculate, clasping the stem, thinly covered in white hairs above, densely woolly below. Capitula in more or less lax terminal corymbose heads. Involucral bracts whitish, c. 5-seriate, oblong, up to 4-5 mm long. Florets yellow. See var. transvaalensis Moeser for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: panduratum: violin-shaped
Habitat: Along edges of forest and in miombo woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Gabon, DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
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Content last updated: Wednesday 12 September 2007

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

Hilliard, O.M. (1983). Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2 Pages 201 - 203. (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.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Helichrysum panduratum var. panduratum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159790, retrieved 1 March 2024

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