Hottentot's Tea

Scientific Name
Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less. var. nudifolium
Higher Classification
Gnaphalium nudifolium L., Gnaphalium plantaginifoliatum Kuntze, Helichrysum asperifolium Moeser, Helichrysum brunneum Burtt Davy, Helichrysum coriaceum Harv., Helichrysum davyi S.Moore, Helichrysum gerberifolium Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich., Helichrysum leiopodium DC., Helichrysum leiopodium DC. var. denudatum Harv., Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less. var. leiopodium (DC.) Moeser, Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less. var. obovatum Harv., Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less. var. quinquenerve (Thunb.) Moeser, Helichrysum plantaginifolium O.Hoffm. ex Moeser, Helichrysum quinquenerve (Thunb.) Less.
Common Names
Hottentot's Tea (e), Hottentotstee (a), Hottentotsteebossie (a), Icholocholo (z), Icholocholo (x), Imphepho (z), Isidwaba-somkhovu (z), Kaffertee (a), Kafferteebossie (a), Kaffir Tea (e), Letapiso (ss), Mohlomela-tsie-oa-thaba (ss), Umagada-emthini (z), Wild Tea (e)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
W. Foden & L. Potter
This taxon was not selected in any one of four screening processes for highlighting potential taxa of conservation concern for detailed assessment and was hence given an automated status of Least Concern. The Threatened Species Programme is currently systematically completing full assessments for all taxa with an automated status. If you disagree with this taxon's status, please contact the Threatened Species Programme at the link below.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less. var. nudifolium Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less. var. nudifolium. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/06/19

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