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Species Information

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Helichrysum galpinii N.E.Br.
(name current 2016)


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

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Waverly Mine, Ngwenya Mountains, Motjane, Mbabane, Bomvu Ridge Recorded in Swaziland by Compton. Fairly common in Mpumalanga (South Africa).

Regional distribution:
Fairly common in Mpumalanga (South Africa).

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Helichrysum galpinii - Dwarf; firm compact much-branched shrublet, forming tough cushions. Leaves numerous, small, silvery-white, c 1 cm long X 1 mm wide, spreading or turned backwards. Inflorescence compact, spherical, c 1 cm diam, terminating short common stalk a few cm long. Flower-heads c 3 mm long; involucral bracts dull yellow, shorter than florets.

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

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