Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Helichrysum tomentosulum (Klatt) Merxm. subsp. tomentosulum

Helichrysum tomentosulum subsp tomentosulum


Family: Asteraceae
Full name: Helichrysum tomentosulum (Klatt) Merxm. subsp. tomentosulum
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): Helichrysum benguellense Hiern var. latifolium S.Moore ex Moeser
Stenocline tomentosula Klatt
Status: Native
Description: Erect, bushy perennial with ascending branches up to 60 cm tall. Leaves oblong-elliptic, up to 5 x 1 cm, 3-veined from the base, thinly greyish velvety on both sides; margin more or less rolled under. Capitula in dense terminal corymbose heads. Involucral bracts c 5-seriate, 1-5 mm long, ovate to linear-lanceolate. Florets yellow. (from Flora of Zimbabwe website)

Shrublet c. 450–1 000 mm tall, branches virgate, greyish-white woolly, often yellowish in dry state, leafy. Leaves mostly 20–80 x 6–15 mm, diminishing upwards, lanceolate or oblanceolate, apex acute subobtuse, mucronate, petiole often small, but distinct in all but the uppermost reduced leaves, margins flat or somewhat undulate near the base, both surfaces closely greyish-white woolly, wool sometimes thin, 3 main veins of the larger leaves often visible on one or both surfaces, sometimes secondary nerves as well. Heads homogamous, cylindric, c. 4–5 x 2 mm, many in terminal congested or spreading corymbose panicles. Involucral bracts in 4 series, graded, inner about equaling flowers, not radiating, imbricate, oblong-lanceolate, sometimes keeled, subacute to acuminate, opaque white or inner sometimes rosy. Receptacle with short fimbrils. Flowers nearly always 5. Achenes 0.75 mm, glabrous. Pappus bristles many, about equaling corolla, scabrid, bases cohering by patent cilia. Flowering between March and August. (from
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 08 Aug 2011
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ45
Lens aperture: f/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/60 s
ISO speed: 320
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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