Helichrysum

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Helichrysum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/helichrysum/). Accessed 2019-12-10.

Family

  • Compositae

Species in genus

Glossary

herbarium
A collection of preserved plant specimens; also the building in which such specimens are housed.
bisexual
See hermaphrodite.
receptacle
Enlarged end of a flower stalk that bears floral parts; (in some Podocarpaceae) fleshy structure bearing a seed formed by fusion of lowermost seed scales and peduncle.
section
(sect.) Subdivision of a genus.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Helichrysum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/helichrysum/). Accessed 2019-12-10.

A large Old World genus of herbs and a few shrubs, mostly in Africa and Australia, popularly known as ‘everlastings’. Involucral bracts dry, papery, often brightly coloured; flower-heads with outer female and inner bisexual florets; receptacle without scales.

In addition to the African species described below there are in cultivation a number of perennial helichrysums from the Mediterranean region, grown for their grey or silvery foliage, but these are scarcely shrubby enough to fall within the scope of this work. Many of these belong to the variable H. italicum (Roth) G. Don.

The shrubby section Ozothamnus of Australia and New Zealand is here treated as a distinct genus, for which see Ozothamnus in Vol. III.

Footnotes

Revised with the assistance of Mr C. Jeffrey of the Kew Herbarium.

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