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Species Information
 

Helichrysum aureolum Hilliard
(name current 2016)

Asteraceae

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

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Forbes Reef, Hlambanyati Valley, Mbabane One record in Swaziland by Dlamini. Several records for it in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu Natal (South Africa).

Regional distribution:
Several records for it in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa).

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Helichrysum setosum - Herbaceous, but robust and slightly woody, up to c 40 cm high, stem branching at top only, branches ending in solitary flower-heads; thinly hairy throughout, leaf-surfaces slightly rough, occasionally slightly woolly. Leaves strap-shaped, blunt or pointed, base stem-clasping, almost eared, up to 7 cm long x 2 cm wide. Flower-heads c 1 cm long, wide open, c 2 cm diam; involucral bracts bright yellow, scarcely pointed, much longer than very numerous small florets.

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


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