Helichrysum argyrolepis MacOwan
(name current 2016)
(Helichrysum ? argyrolepis)
Growth form: Shrub
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Red Data Book Information:
Distribution: Malolotja, Ukuthula, Usuthu, Mbabane, Ngwenya Mountains, Devils Bridge
Recorded in Swaziland by Compton and Braun. Common in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu Natal (South Africa).
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.