Reference(s): Humbert, H. (1962)
Status: this genus has not yet been assessed for species diversity and endemism
- Species in Fl. Madag: 112 (110 endemic, 2 indigenous non-endemic)
Species level data entry: not yet complete
Note: Excluded species: Helichrysum leptolepis DC. based on a Bojer specimen indicated as from Madagascar, was interpreted by Humbert as a labelling error, the plant (now referred to H. candolleanum H.Buek) is only known from mainland Africa; DC. cited a specimen of Helichrysum yuccifolium Lam. collected by Bernier indicated to be from Ste-Marie, this was interpreted by Humbert as a labelling error, the plant is known only from Mauritius.
Updated on: 18 Jul. 2007