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Species Information

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Helichrysum argyrolepis MacOwan
(name current 2016)
(Helichrysum ? argyrolepis)


Growth form: Shrub
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: highveld only

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Malolotja, Ukuthula, Usuthu, Mbabane, Ngwenya Mountains, Devils Bridge Recorded in Swaziland by Compton and Braun. Common in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu Natal (South Africa).

Regional distribution:
Common in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa).

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Helichrysum argyrolepis - Shrublet up to 30 cm high, with numerous erect slender copiously leafy branches, white-woolly throughout. Leaves narrow, blunt, margins recurved, c 1 cm long x 1 mm wide. Rower-head solitary terminal, c 1,5 cm long; involucral bracts erect, pointed, shiny white, outer bracts slightly tinted, pale buff or pink.

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

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