1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Inula L.
      1. Inula paniculata (Klatt) Burtt Davy

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Sturdy biennial or perennial rosette herb, the solitary flowering stem 0.6–2.4 m high, woody at base, unbranched except for the inflorescence; stem pubescent and scabrid.
    Leaves
    Leaves of two kinds:radical leaves petiolate, the petiole 5–10 cm long, the blade elliptic or oblanceolate, 30–60 cm long, 7–12.5 cm wide, base cuneate and decurrent, margins coarsely and irregularly dentate, apex acute, scabrid above with tubercle-based hairs, pubescent to tomentose beneath; cauline leaves smaller and diminishing in size upwards, the proximal sessile, the more distal with cordate, auriculate and semi-amplexicaul base, otherwise similar to radical leaves, 2–32 cm long, 1–19 cm wide.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 5–9 mm long, heterogamous, in fairly dense terminal corymbs arranged in their turn in large leafy corymbs or panicles; stalks of individual capitula 1–3 mm long; phyllaries linear-lanceolate, 2–5(–8) mm long, acute, the outer pubescent, the inner ciliate.
    Florets
    Florets yellow; outer florets few, tube filiform, 3–3.6 mm long and distally glandular, lobes 0.2–0.4 mm long and glandular, style 3.2–4.2 mm long; inner florets many, tube narrowly infundibuliform with a slightly widened base, 3.3–4.2 mm long, lobes 0.4–0.5 mm long and glandular, anthers 1.7–1.8 mm long, style 4–5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindric, 1.2–2 mm long, sparsely pilose; pappus 2.5–4 mm long.
    Habitat
    Upland grassland; 950–2500 m
    Distribution
    K3 K5 K6 T2 T3 T4 U2 U3 U4 from W Africa to Ethiopia to N South Africa
    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    An erect perennial herb with slender stems 3-4 ft. high arising from a silky-hairy stock
    Florets
    Ray- and disk-florets yellow in flower-heads about 1/3 in. long.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Herb, with basal rosette and a single flowering stem 0.3–1 m high; stem unbranched except for inflorescence, sparsely pilose with tubercle-based hairs.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves suberect, petiolate or nearly so, the petiole up to 13 cm long, blade narrowly elliptic or narrowly obovate, 6–30 cm long, 2.5–6 cm wide, base attenuate, margins sinuate and broad-dentate with callose tips, apex obtuse or acute, sparsely pilose beneath and with impressed glands, similar above but more scabridulous; cauline leaves absent or very few, the ones close to the base similar to the basal leaves but sessile with semi-amplexicaul base, the distal ones much smaller and very narrow.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 8–16 mm long, heterogamous, several in fairly lax corymbs; stalks of individual capitula 1–10 mm long; phyllaries pale green, narrowly triangular, 4–9 mm long, acute, pubescent.
    Florets
    Ray florets yellow, in a single row, tube filiform, 1.5–2.5 mm long, limb 5–8.5 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, 2–3-toothed, style 5–5.7 mm long; disc florets yellow, tube narrowly infundibuliform from a widened base, 4–4.5 mm long, lobes 0.7–0.9 mm long and slightly pilose; anthers brown, 1.8–2.6 mm long and eventually almost completely exserted, style 5–5.4 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindric, 1.7–2 mm long, sparsely pilose; pappus whitish, 4–5 mm long.
    Habitat
    Grassland in moist sites; 950–1850 m
    Distribution
    T4 T7 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Northern Provinces, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Inula paniculata (Klatt) Burtt Davy appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1920 Rehmann, A. [6068], South Africa K000415291 Unknown type material
    Schimper [912], Ethiopia K000415269
    Schimper [938], Ethiopia K000415270
    Bequaert, J. [3421] K000415260 Unknown type material
    Buchanan, J. [1477], Malawi Inula subscaposa K000415284
    Buchanan, J. [148], Malawi Inula subscaposa K000415285
    Ash [673], Ethiopia Inula decipiens 38828.000

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1935: 570 (1935)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 42 (1989).
    • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 596 (1985).
    • Wild in Kirkia 12: 40 (1980).
    • Burtt Davy in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1935: 570 (1935).

    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
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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