Helichrysum chrysargyrum Moeser
(name current July 2011)
Growth form: Shrub
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one locality
Red Data Book Information:
Distribution: Black Mbeluzi Valley, Ukuthula, Mbabane, Ngoyoyo
Recorded in Swaziland by Compton. Several records for it in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu Natal (South Africa).
Several records for it in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa).
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Helichrysum chrysargyrum - Herbaceous; stems slender, up to 75 cm high; silvery-white throughout. Leaves narrow, loosely arranged on stem, up to 7 cm long x 3 mm wide, lowest rather broader, upper surface almost hairless. Inflorescences terminal, on one or few erect branches; flower-heads in rather compact cluster; inner involucral bracts c 6 mm long, tips convex, blunt, usually turned inwards, bright yellow, just exceeding florets.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.