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