Pentanema indicum (L.) Ling

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Synonyms: Inula indica L.
Inula leptoclada Webb
Vicoa auriculata cass.
Vicoa leptoclada (Webb) Dandy
Common names:
Status: Probably native
Notes: It is uncertain from the literature whether this species in native to southern Africa or not. Both Mabberley (1997) and Leistner (2000) imply that this is an Asian species naturalised in Africa; however Beentje in FTEA Compositae 2 implies that it is a African native species.
Derivation of specific name: indicum: of India
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: From Senegal to Ethiopia and southwards through East Africa to Zimbabwe; also India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Burma.
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Images last updated: Saturday 8 December 2007

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 103. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 27.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Pentanema indicum
Flora of Malawi: Pentanema indicum
Flora of Mozambique: Pentanema indicum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pentanema indicum
African Plant Database: Pentanema indicum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pentanema indicum
Plants of the World Online: Pentanema indicum
Tropicos: Pentanema indicum
Wikipedia: Pentanema indicum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pentanema indicum., retrieved 19 July 2024

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