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Helichrysum  meyeri-johannis Engl.  trib. Gnaphalieae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Helichrysum  meyeri-johannis Engl.  trib. Gnaphalieae
SynonymsHelichrysum adenocarpum var. alpinum Oliv. & Hiern
 Helichrysum hoffmannianum De Wild.
Territory East Tropical Africa
rocky slopes
Altitude2500-4300m
Description leaves grey hirsute, broadly lanceolate, inflorescence intensely branched, capitula in bud spherical and vermilion-red, in anthesis crateriform, papery
Size25-45cm
Colorrose, yellowish white
Bloomsummer, autumn
Ca
Typesubshrub
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 13-20°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyGraham, R.A. (1960) Flora of Tropical East Africa
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