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Species Information

Helichrysum wilmsii Moeser
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland distribution: highveld only

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Black Mbeluzi Falls, Piggs Peak, Devils Bridge, Emlembe Recorded in Swaziland by Compton.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Helichrysum wilmsii - Herbaceous, but rather twiggy and loosely branched, up to 30 cm high, stems with many glands, leaves white-woolly, especially on lower surface and also glandular, somewhat sticky, aromatic. Leaves scattered, spreading, narrow, often broadest just above stem-clasping base, gradually tapering to fine point, up to 3 cm long X 4 mm wide. Flower-heads solitary, terminal, wide-open, up to 3 cm diam; involucral bracts narrow, pointed, c 1,5 cm long, much exceeding florets, shining white inside, tinted shades of pink to maroon outside.

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

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