Helichrysum perlanigerum Gamble

  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (Composite Or Aster Or Sunflower Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GENDA FAMILY (गेंदा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : COMPOSITAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Helichrysum perlanigerum Gamble
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : In high altitude grasslands, especially near streams, between 1900-2025 m.
  • Comments / notes : Rare
  • Key identification features : Herbs to undershrubs, 1 - 1.5 m tall densely cinriamomeus woolly. Leaves 4; basal in rosette; upper alternate, ovate, lanceolate, base broadly stem clasping, surfaces densely brownish yellow, woolly, 5-nerved, sessile. Heads, forming dense terminal corymbs. Involucral bracts pale yellow; up to 4-seriate; outermost oblong with expanded, ovate tip; inner narrowly oblong. Ray florets with filiform corolla, ca 2.3 mm long, 4-lobed. Disc florets ca 2.4 mm long, 5-toothed. Pappus hairs white, minutely bristly.
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Literature : eFlora of India, Vol. 13.; Gamble in Kew Bull. 1920: 341.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Helichrysum perlanigerum. Downloaded on 23 January 2022.


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