Helichrysum chionosphaerum

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Helichrysum chionosphaerum
Helichrysum chionosphaerum


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Gnaphalieae
Subtribus: Gnaphaliinae
Genus: Helichrysum
Species: Helichrysum chionosphaerum


Helichrysum chionosphaerum DC., 1838


  • Heterotypic
    • Gnaphalium chionosphaerum Sch.Bip. in Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 3: 169 (1845)
    • Helichrysum pondoense Schltr. in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 40: 96 (1907)
    • Helichrysum randii S.Moore in J. Bot. 41: 132 (1903)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

Afrikaans: sewejaartjie
English: dwarf everlasting, tiny snowball everlasting
Sesotho: molepelle, senkotoana
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