Inula paniculata (Klatt) Burtt Davy

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Inula paniculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Inula paniculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Inula paniculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Inula paniculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Inula paniculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

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Synonyms: Inula subscaposa S. Moore
Monactinocephalus paniculatus Klatt
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial herb, up to c. 2 m tall. Stem simple, branching only at the inflorescence, pubescent and somewhat rough, becoming woody near the base. Leaves both basal and along the stem. Basal leaves petiolate, elliptic to oblanceolate up to 40(60) cm long, often decurrent into the petiole, roughly hairy above with tubercle-based hairs, more softly hairy below; margin coarsely toothed. Leaves on the stem alternate, up to 35 cm long, getting smaller higher up the stem, sessile to strongly clasping the stem. Capitula in fairly dense heads, together forming a large panicle up to 35 cm in diameter, orange-yellow with 3-5 ray-florets. Involucral bracts c. 4 seriate, linear-lanceolate, ciliate on the margin, often purple-tipped.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: paniculata: with a branched inflorescence (panicle)
Habitat: Occurring in vleis and by streams in miombo woodland and montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From West Africa to Ethiopia and south to northern South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 13 February 2011
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. (Includes a picture).


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African Plant Database: Inula paniculata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Inula paniculata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Inula paniculata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Inula paniculata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Inula paniculata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Inula paniculata
Ispot Southern Africa : Inula paniculata
JSTOR Plant Science: Inula paniculata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Inula paniculata
Tropicos: Inula paniculata
West African Plants database: Inula paniculata


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 paniculata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160020, retrieved 9 December 2016

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