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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Inula L.
      1. Inula mannii (Hook.f.) Oliv. & Hiern

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Ethiopia and S. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect perennial herb with rosette of large leaves and one to several branched flowering stems 0.9–3 m high; stems ribbed, pubescent but becoming glabrous on older parts.
    Leaves
    Leaves aromatic; basal leaves ovate or elliptic, thin-textured, bullate, short-petiolate, 35–90 cm long, 12–20 cm wide, base attenuate, margins dentate, apex acute and mucronate, scabridulous above, thinly pubescent beneath; cauline leaves sessile, lanceolate, 4–25 cm long, 2–12 cm wide (smaller in the inflorescence), base auriculate and semi-amplexicaul, margins dentate with callose tips, apex acute and mucronate, scabridulous above, tomentose beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 8–13 mm long, heterogamous, in dense terminal leafy corymbs; stalks of individual capitula 2–10 mm long; phyllaries green and dark brown, ovate to linear-lanceolate, 2–10 mm long, < 1.5 mm wide, apex acute, the outer pubescent, the inner ciliate.
    Florets
    Florets dull red or purplish, all tubular; outer florets few, tube cylindric, 3.6–4.8 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.5 mm long; style 4.3–6 mm long, with long branches; inner florets many, tube narrowly infundibuliform with widened base, 4–5.7 mm long, lobes 0.5–0.6 mm long, glandular and sometimes pilose; anthers 2.8–3.3 mm long and at length almost completely exserted and becoming purple with white tails; style purple, 5.3–7.7 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindric, 1.2–2 mm long, glabrous; pappus 3–4.5 mm long.
    Habitat
    Evergreen forest glades or margins, secondary montane scrub and thickets, afro-alpine bamboo and heath zones; 1500–3350 m
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K5 T2 T3 T4 T7 U2 U3
    [FWTA]

    Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    A stout soft-stemmed herb 2-10 ft. high
    Leaves
    Rather large leaves pale-tomentose beneath
    Inflorescences
    Campanulate flower-heads nearly 1/2 in. long in dense corymbs
    Florets
    Florets yellow.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Inula mannii (Hook.f.) Oliv. & Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1959 Morton, J.K. [880], Cameroon K000052260
    Mar 25, 1951 Whyte, A. [293], Malawi K000415277 Unknown type material
    Nov 2, 1949 Schimper [1528], Ethiopia K000415272 Unknown type material
    Nov 2, 1949 Schimper [1528], Ethiopia K000415271 Unknown type material
    Maitland, T.D. [0s.n.53], Cameroon K000052257
    Maitland, T.D. [1004], Cameroon K000052258
    Maitland, T.D. [975], Cameroon K000052259
    Mann G. [1933], Cameroon K000052261 Unknown type material
    Mann G. [1933], Cameroon K000052263 Unknown type material
    Mann G. [1314], Cameroon K000052264 Unknown type material
    Mann G. [1314], Cameroon K000052262 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Fl. Trop. Afr. 3: 358 (1877)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • in F.T.A. 3: 358 (1877).

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 213 (1994).
    • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 44 (1989).
    • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 596 (1985).
    • Wild in Kirkia 12: 42 (1980).
    • C.D. Adams in Flora of West Tropical Africa ed. 2, 2: 259 (1963).
    • Oliv. & Hiern in Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 358 (1877).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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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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