Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Asteraceae
Helichrysum bellum Hilliard

Verified by: Temperate sect. 10 August 2014
Notes: Verified with Hilliard 1983 'Flora of Southern Africa' Vol 33. Tribe Gnaphaliae. Group 28 in the key. Leaves loosely greyish white wooly as well as glandular pilose. Capitula solitary , phyllaries in 10 whorls, snow white. Capitula campanulate 10mm long, florets many, female near the margin, hermaphrodite in the middle. Receptacle smooth. Cypsela glabrous, pappus with minute ciliae at base.

capitulum capitulum

capitulum capitulum

florets florets

capitulum section capitulum section

receptacle receptacle

inner phyllaries inner phyllaries

hermaphrodite floret hermaphrodite floret

corolla apex corolla apex

floret section floret section

cypsela cypsela

androecium section androecium section

style style
stem stem leaf base leaf base adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface
abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface    

flowering branch

leaves

capitula
capitula
capitula