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Species Information

Helichrysum difficile Hilliard
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Forbes Reef Known from collections in Swaziland by Compton. Common in Gauteng and Mpumalanga (South Africa).

Regional distribution:
Common in Gauteng and Mpumalanga (South Africa).

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Helichrysum cooperi - Herbaceous, erect, unbranched, very thinly hairy throughout, slightly sticky, aromatic, up to 90 cm high. Leaves numerous, stalkless, overlapping, oval, base clasping stem, tip pointed, up to 7 cm long x 2 cm wide. Inflorescences on terminal branches, composed of broad loose clusters of large flower-heads. Involucral bracts bright yellow, very numerous, much longer than florets, c 1,5 cm long, lance-shaped, blunt or slightly pointed.

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

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