Helichrysum moggii Wild

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Status: Native
Perennial herb with white-woolly prostrate stems up to 8 cm long, growing from a taproot. Leaves densely crowded and overlapping, sessile, broadly ovate, up to 1.5 cm long, white or pale grey felted on both surfaces. Capitula densely crowded at the ends of branches, sessile; involucre up to 1 cm in diameter; bracts 3-5-seriate, white; florets yellow, c. 3.8 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: moggii: after Albert Oliver Dean Mogg (1886-1980), South African botanist, ecologist and lecturer in botany, curator of the Moss Herbarium.
Habitat: In sandy soils near the shore.
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Worldwide distribution: Known only from Inhaca Island
Mozambique distribution: M
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Content last updated: Tuesday 10 October 2017

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 81.

Wild, H. (1982). New species and new names of Helichrysum Mill. from the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 12(2) Page 195. Protologue

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?). A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms. Pages 74 - 75.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum moggii
African Plant Database: Helichrysum moggii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Helichrysum moggii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Helichrysum moggii
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JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum moggii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum moggii
Plants of the World Online: Helichrysum moggii
Tropicos: Helichrysum moggii
Wikipedia: Helichrysum moggii

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 moggii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=168500, retrieved 27 May 2024

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