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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. Eurasia to Indo-China, Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar.
Inula helenium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, occasionally shrubby
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple, generally sessile, often in a basal rosette
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula homo- or heterogamous, disciform or radiate, solitary or few together in corymbose cymes; phyllaries chartaceous, in several rows; receptacle epaleate, sometimes glandular between the areolae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets present, female, 2–3-dentate at apex, or absent, and then 4-lobed female discflorets present (at least in East African material); disc florets hermaphrodite, 5-lobed, anthers sagittate with long tails, style branches linear and obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes cylindric, ribbed; pappus of barbellate bristles, in our species 1-seriate.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Altay, Amur, Angola, Assam, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Manchuria, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Primorye, Qinghai, Romania, Rwanda, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tibet, Togo, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

British Columbia, Buryatiya, California, Chita, Connecticut, Delaware, Gulf States, Hainan, Illinois, India, Indiana, Iowa, Irkutsk, Kentucky, Krasnoyarsk, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward I., Québec, Rhode I., Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Tennessee, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Utah, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Yemen

Inula L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 881 (1753)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 3: 357.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Anderb. in K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 287 (1994)
  • Anderb. in Pl. Syst. Evol. 176: 97 (1991)
  • L., Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 375 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl. 2: 881 (1753)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0