Inula glomerata Oliv. & Hiern

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Inula glomerata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

Inula glomerata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

Inula glomerata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Inula glomerata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Inula acervata S. Moore
Common names: Hare's ears (English) Zeveratsuro (Shona) Zheveratsuro (Shona)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial herb, up to c. 2 m tall. Leaves initially in a basal rosette, eventually also along the stem. Basal leaves up to 45 × 20 cm, obovate, base running down the petiole, roughly hairy above, densely velvety below; margin irregularly toothed. Inflorescence a large terminal panicle. Capitula in dense subspherical clusters, orange-yellow; ray-florets absent. The flower heads take a long time to open, appearing creamy-white due to the involucral bracts.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: glomerata: clustered
Habitat: In miombo woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1360 - 1660 m
Flowering time:Jul - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and northern South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 8 September 2007
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 99.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 56.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Inula glomerata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160010, retrieved 8 December 2016

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