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Genus: Helichrysum

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Of the approximately 600 species found worldwide, 255 occur in southern Africa. Helichrysum longiramum is recorded from Zimbabwe but not included here, because it's taxonomic status is listed as 'uncertain' in the African Plants Database.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Helichrysum acervatum

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique, see Flora of Zimbabwe. Not listed in the African Plants Database.

 

Helichrysum acrophilum

 

Helichrysum acutatum (Sticky Everlasting)

Taaisewejaartjie [Afrikaans]; uzangume [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 310; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 110; Transvaal Lowveld and escarpment wild flowers by Jo Onderstall p. 194. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Helichrysum adenocarpum (Pink Everlasting, Red Everlasting)

Pienksewejaartjie, Rooisewejaartjie [Afrikaans]; senko-toana, toane-balingoana [South Sotho]; uhlambahloshane obomvu [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 212, 442; Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 286; Transvaal Lowveld and escarpment wild flowers by Jo Onderstall p. 194. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Helichrysum albanense

 

Helichrysum albertense

 

Helichrysum albilanatum

 

Helichrysum albirosulatum

 

Helichrysum albo-brunneum

 

Helichrysum album

 

Helichrysum allioides

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 314.

Helichrysum alsinoides

 

Helichrysum alticolum

 

Helichrysum altigenum

 

Helichrysum amboense

 

Helichrysum ammitophilum

 

Helichrysum amplectens

 

Helichrysum anomalum 

See Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 289.

Helichrysum appendiculatum (Sheeps' Ears Everlasting)

Skaapoorbossie [Afrikaans]; senkotoana [South Sotho]; ibode, indlebeyemvu [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 82; Transvaal Lowveld and escarpment wild flowers by Jo Onderstall p. 194.

Helichrysum archeri

 

Helichrysum arenicola

 

Helichrysum argentissimum 

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 212.

Helichrysum argyrolepis

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 212.

Helichrysum argyrophyllum 

See Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 278.

Link: Helichrysum argyrophyllum (PlantzAfrica.com)

Helichrysum argyrosphaerum (Wild Everlasting)

Poprosie [Afrikaans]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 212; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 44, 196. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Helichrysum asperum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum athrixiifolium

 

Helichrysum aureofolium

 

Helichrysum aureolum

 

Helichrysum aureonitens (Golden Everlasting)

Gouesewejaartjie [Afrikaans]; toane-ntja [South Sotho]; impepho-emhlophe, indondokazane, inkondlwane [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 310; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 110.

Helichrysum aureum (Yellow Everlasting)

leabane [South Sotho]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 312; Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 274. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Helichrysum auriceps

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 312.

Helichrysum bachmannii

 

Helichrysum basalticum

 

Helichrysum bellidiastrum

 

Helichrysum bellum

 

Helichrysum buchananii

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Helichrysum caespititium  

Speelwonderboom [Afrikaans]; boriba, botsiki-nyane, lelula-phooko, moriri-oa-lefatse, phate-ea-naha [South Sotho]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 442; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 44, 196. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Helichrysum callicomum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum calocephalum

 

Helichrysum candolleanum 

umaphipha [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 442; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 196. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Helichrysum capense

 

Helichrysum catipes

 

Helichrysum cephaloideum 

ibhade [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 312; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 110. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Helichrysum cerastioides

Wolbossie [Afrikaans]

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 44.

Helichrysum chasei

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum chionosphaerum (Dwarf Everlasting)

Sewejaartjie [Afrikaans]; molepelle, senko-toana [South Sotho]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 212; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 44; Transvaal Lowveld and escarpment wild flowers by Jo Onderstall p. 194. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Helichrysum chrysargyrum

 

Helichrysum citricephalum

 

Helichrysum cochleariforme (Gold-and-silver) 

See West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 198.

Helichrysum confertifolium

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 212.

Helichrysum confertum

 

Helichrysum cooperi (Yellow Everlasting)

Geelsewejaartjie [Afrikaans]; umadotsheni [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 312; Transvaal Lowveld and escarpment wild flowers by Jo Onderstall p. 196. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Helichrysum crispum

Hottentotskooigoed, Kooigoed [Afrikaans]

See Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 242.

Helichrysum cylindrifolium

Sewejaartjie [Afrikaans]

See Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 210.

Helichrysum cymosum

impepho [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 312; Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 274; Creative gardening with indigenous plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 274.

Helichrysum dasyanthum

See Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 242.

Helichrysum dasycephalum

 

Helichrysum dasymallum

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 110.

Helichrysum decorum

impepho [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 312.

Helichrysum deserticola

 

Helichrysum difficile

 

Helichrysum diffusum

 

Helichrysum drakensbergense

 

Helichrysum dregeanum

 

Helichrysum dunense

 

Helichrysum ecklonis (Ecklon's Everlasting)

[=Helichrysum lamprocephalum, Helichrysum scapiforme]

umuthi (um thi) wechanti [Xhosa]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 212, 442; Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 272.

Helichrysum edwardsii

 

Helichrysum elegantissimum

 

Helichrysum epapposum

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 110.

Helichrysum ephelos

 

Helichrysum erubescens

 

Helichrysum evansii

 

Helichrysum excisum

 

Helichrysum felinum

 

Helichrysum flanaganii

 

Helichrysum foetidum (Polecat Strawflower)

Stinksewejaartjie, Brandblaar, Geelsewejaartjie [Afrikaans]

See Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 289; Hottentots Holland to Hermanus wild flowers by Lee Burman & Anne Bean p. 200; Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 210.

Helichrysum forskahlii

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum fourcadei

 

Helichrysum fruticans

 

Helichrysum fulvum

 

Helichrysum galpinii

 

Helichrysum gariepinum

 

Helichrysum glaciale

 

Helichrysum glomeratum

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 312.

Helichrysum goetzeanum

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum grandibracteatum

 

Helichrysum grandiflorum

 

Helichrysum graniticola

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum griseolanatum

 

Helichrysum griseum 

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 82.

Helichrysum gymnocomum

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 316.

Helichrysum hamulosum

 

Helichrysum harveyanum

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 110.

Helichrysum haygarthii

 

Helichrysum hebelepis 

Heuningbos [Afrikaans]

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 164.

Helichrysum helianthemifolium

 

Helichrysum herbaceum (Monkey-tail Everlasting)

impepho-yamakhosi [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 314; Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 274. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Helichrysum herniarioides

 

Helichrysum heterolasium

 

Helichrysum homilochrysum

 

Helichrysum hyphocephalum

 

Helichrysum hypoleucum

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 314.

Helichrysum incarnatum

 

Helichrysum indicum

 

Helichrysum infaustum

 

Helichrysum ingomense

 

Helichrysum inornatum

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 314.

Helichrysum interjacens

 

Helichrysum interzonale

 

Helichrysum intricatum

 

Helichrysum inyangense

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum isolepis

 

Helichrysum jubilatum

 

Helichrysum junodii

 

Helichrysum kilimanjari

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum kraussii (Straw Everlasting)

Sewejaartjie [Afrikaans]; isithangwazi [Th]; isipheshane, isiqoqo [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 314; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 112; Transvaal Lowveld and escarpment wild flowers by Jo Onderstall p. 196. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Helichrysum krebsianum

 

Helichrysum krookii

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 314.

Helichrysum lambertianum

 

Helichrysum lancifolium

 

Helichrysum leontonyx

 

Helichrysum lepidissimum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum leptorhizum

 

Helichrysum lesliei

 

Helichrysum lineare

 

Helichrysum lineatum

 

Helichrysum lingulatum

 

Helichrysum litorale

 

Helichrysum longifolium

 

Helichrysum longinquum

 

Helichrysum lucilioides 

Bergkerriebos [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 162.

Helichrysum maestum

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum marginatum

 

Helichrysum mariepscopicum

 

Helichrysum marifolium

 

Helichrysum marlothianum

 

Helichrysum marmarolepis

 

Helichrysum melanacme

[= Helichrysum kuntzei]

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 112.

Helichrysum membranaceum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum miconiifolium

 

Helichrysum micropoides

 

Helichrysum milfordiae     

 

Helichrysum milleri

 

Helichrysum mimetes (Curry Everlasting)

Kerriesewejaartjie [Afrikaans]

See Transvaal Lowveld and escarpment wild flowers by Jo Onderstall p. 196.

Helichrysum mixtum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum moeserianum

Geelsewejaartjie, Kooigoed, "Khoi"-kooigoed [Afrikaans]

See Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 168; West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 200; Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 210.

Helichrysum moggii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum molestum

 

Helichrysum mollifolium

 

Helichrysum montanum

 

Helichrysum monticola

 

Helichrysum montis-cati

 

Helichrysum mundtii

phefo-ea-liliba [South Sotho]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 214. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Helichrysum mutabile

 

Helichrysum nanum

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 314.

Helichrysum natalitium

 

Helichrysum nimbicola

 

Helichrysum nitens

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum niveum

 

Helichrysum nudifolium (Hottentot's Tea)

Hottentotstee [Afrikaans]; letapiso, mohlomelatsie-oa-thaba [South Sotho]; ludvutfane [Swazi]; icholocholo [Xhosa, Zulu]; isidwaba-somkhovu, umagada-emthini [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 314; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 112. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Helichrysum obductum

 

Helichrysum obtusum

 

Helichrysum odoratissimum

impepho [Swazi, South Sotho, Xhosa, Zulu]; phefo-ea-setiolo, tooane [South Sotho]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 316. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Helichrysum oligopappum

 

Helichrysum opacum

 

Helichrysum oreophilum

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 316.

Helichrysum outeniquense

 

Helichrysum oxybelium

 

Helichrysum pagophilum

 

Helichrysum paleatum

 

Helichrysum pallidum

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 314.

Helichrysum palustre

 

Helichrysum panduratum

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 214. and Flora of Zimbabwe, where it is split into var. panduratum and var. transvaalense.

Helichrysum pandurifolium

 

Helichrysum pannosum

 

Helichrysum paronychioides

 

Helichrysum patulum (Honey Everlasting)

Kooigoed [Afrikaans]; Imphepho [Xhosa, Zulu]

See Creative gardening with indigenous plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 159.

Helichrysum pedunculatum

isiCwe [Xhosa] 

See Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 276.

Helichrysum pentzioides

 

Helichrysum petiolare

 

Helichrysum petraeum

 

Helichrysum platypterum

 

Helichrysum plebeium

 

Helichrysum polycladum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum populifolium (Poplar Helichrysum)

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 214.

Helichrysum praecinctum

 

Helichrysum praecurrens

 

Helichrysum psilolepis

 

Helichrysum pulchellum

 

Helichrysum pumilio 

Sewejaartjie, Wolbossie [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 162.

Helichrysum qathlambanum

 

Helichrysum reflexum (White Everlasting)

Witsewejaartjie [Afrikaans]

See Transvaal Lowveld and escarpment wild flowers by Jo Onderstall p. 196.

Helichrysum refractum

 

Helichrysum retortoides

 

Helichrysum retortum

See Hottentots Holland to Hermanus wild flowers by Lee Burman & Anne Bean p. 186; Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 242.

Helichrysum revolutum

Vaalsewejaartjie, Strand Sewejaartjie [Afrikaans]

See Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 168; West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 200.

Helichrysum rhodellum

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum roseo-niveum

 

Helichrysum rosum 

Bergankerkaroo [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 162.

Helichrysum rotundatum

 

Helichrysum rotundifolium

 

Helichrysum ruderale

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 312.

Helichrysum rudolfii

 

Helichrysum rugulosum

marotole, motoantoanyane, pulumo-tseou [South Sotho]; impepho [Swazi]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 214; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 112.

Helichrysum rutilans

 

Helichrysum saxicola

 

Helichrysum scabrum

 

Helichrysum scitulum 

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 162.

Helichrysum serpentinicola

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum sessile

 

Helichrysum sessilioides

 

Helichrysum setosum (Yellow Everlasting)

Geelsewejaartjie [Afrikaans]; bohloko, phefo-ea-thaba, toane-balingoana [South Sotho]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 312; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 112. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Helichrysum silvaticum

 

Helichrysum simillimum

 

Helichrysum simulans

 

Helichrysum solitarium

 

Helichrysum spencerianum

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum sphaeroideum

 

Helichrysum spiciforme

 

Helichrysum spiralepis

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 214.

Helichrysum splendidum (Cape Gold)

Geelsewejaartjie [Afrikaans]; Phefo-ea-loti, Toane-moru [South Sotho]; Impepho [Swazi]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 316; Creative gardening with indigenous plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 160. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Helichrysum spodiophyllum

 

Helichrysum stellatum

Pienksewejaartjie [Afrikaans]

See Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 168; West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 198.

Helichrysum stenopterum

 

Helichrysum stoloniferum

 

Helichrysum subfalcatum

 

Helichrysum subglomeratum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum subluteum

 

Helichrysum sulfureofuscum

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum summo-montanum

 

Helichrysum sutherlandii

molepelle, ntlo-ea-mokhoabane, senkotoana, senkotwana [South Sotho]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 214.

Helichrysum swynnertonii

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum tenax

 

Helichrysum tenuiculum

 

Helichrysum teretifolium

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 214; Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 284; Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 242.

Helichrysum thapsus

 

Helichrysum tinctum

 

Helichrysum tomentosulum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Helichrysum tongense

 

Helichrysum transmontanum

 

Helichrysum tricostatum

 

Helichrysum trilineatum 

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 162.

Helichrysum truncatum

 

Helichrysum tysonii

 

Helichrysum umbraculigerum

Kerriekruie [Afrikaans]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 316; Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 284. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Helichrysum uninervium

 

Helichrysum vernum

 

Helichrysum versicolor

 

Helichrysum wilmsii

 

Helichrysum witbergense

 

Helichrysum woodii

 

Helichrysum xerochrysum

 

Helichrysum zeyheri 

Vaalbergkaroo [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 162.

Helichrysum zwartbergense

 

Publications

  • Hilliard, O.M. 1983. Asteraceae (Compositae), Tribe Inuleae subtribe Gnaphalinae (first part). Flora of southern Africa 33,7,2: 1-325.

  • Mesfin Tadesse & Reilly, T. 1995. 17. A contribution to studies on Helichrysum (Compositae - Gnaphalieae) - a revision of the species of north-east tropical Africa. In: Advances in Compositae Systematics (eds. D.J.H. Hind, C. Jeffrey & G.V. Pope). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, pp. 379-450.

 

 

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