1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Inula L.
      1. Inula rungwensis Beentje

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Habit
    Scapose herb, the stem and main taproot forming a compact woolly mass 2–4 cm high, with numerous side roots.
    Leaves
    Rosette leaves elliptic, with petiole to 1 cm long, blade 2–10 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, base cuneate, margins entire, apex obtuse, tomentellous on both surfaces with tubercle-based hairs, glabrescent except for midrib and margins.
    Inflorescences
    Flowering stem 9–12.5 cm long, widening to 6–7 mm distally, brown-tomentose; capitulum solitary, ± 17 mm long; phyllaries lanceolate, 7–17 mm long, acute, tomentose, the innermost less so and purplish.
    Florets
    Ray florets pink, the abaxial side dark purple, 1-seriate, tube narrowly cylindrical, 5.3–6.5 mm long, ray 4–8 mm long, 0.5–0.6 mm wide, style 7–7.5 mm long; inner florets several tens, white or cream, tube cylindric, 6.8–8 mm long, lobes linear, erect, 3.2–3.7 mm long, distally glandular; anthers 4.7–5 mm long including the 1 mm long sagittate tails; style at this stage still included and 8 mm long, the arms slightly widened and rounded.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindric, 2–2.3 mm long, densely puberulous or short-papillose, distally narrowing and abruptly widening into a platform for the copious pappus; pappus in two rows, of many bristles, 10–10.5 mm long.
    Figures
    Fig. 61 (page 327).
    Habitat
    Open grassland, recently burned; 2600 m
    Distribution
    only known from the type T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Inula rungwensis Beentje appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1996 Lovett, J. [3655], Tanzania K000415274 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 54(1): 100 (1999)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Beentje in Kew Bulletin 54: 100, fig. 2 (1999). Typus: Tanzania, Rungwe District, Kitulo Plateau, Lovett, Sidwell & Kayombo 3655 (K!, holo., MO, iso.).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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