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Species Information

Helichrysum mimetes S.Moore
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Ukuthula, Mbabane, Black Mbeluzi Falls, Havelock Recorded in Swaziland by Compton. Known from several records in Mpumalanga (South Africa).

Regional distribution:
Known from several records in Mpumalanga (South Africa).

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Helichrysum lepidissimum - Soft-wooded shrub, up to 50 cm high, sparingly branched. Leaves spreading, spaced evenly along stem, stalk up to 1 cm long; blade roughly circular, c 2 cm diam, thinly hairy and glandular above, loosely white-woolly below. Inflorescence branching, flator convex-topped, not compact, up to 8 cm across; flower-heads c 6 mm long, involucral bracts transparent white or cream, equalling florets.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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