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Helichrysum buddleioides DC. in Wight, Contrib. Bot. Ind. 20. 1834; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 290. 1881.

Shrubs or undershrubs, up to 4 m tall, sometimes scrambling; stems greyish white floccose tomentose. Leaves ovate-lanceolate or oblong-oblanceoate, base subamplexicaul, acute-acuminate or obtuse and sometimes hooked at apex, margins recurved, 1 - 7 x 0.5 - 2 cm, upper surface glabrous or sparsely floccose hairy, lower surface with dense white or cinnamomeus-cottony tomentum, 3 - 7 nerved. Heads forming dense, terminal corymbs, in globose clusters, 2 - 2.5 mm across; peduncle very small, 0.2 - 1 mm long, densely woolly tomentose. Involucral bracts yellow-pale yellow, 4-many-seriate, enveloped in woolly tomentum; outer obovate, brown at base; inner oblanceolate, brown at basal end. Ray florets female, with filiform corolla, 1 - 2.5 mm long, obscurely or 4 toothed. nisc florets bisexual, with corolla 1 - 2 mm long, 5-toothed. Achenes ca 0.3 mm long. Pappus hairs white.


1a. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, thick, apex acuminate, hooked; nerves impressed 2.1. buddleioides
b. Leaves oblong-oblanceolate, thin. apex obtuse-acute nerves not impressed 2.2. hookerianum

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