Boneset-Leaf Inula
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Boneset-Leaf Inula
P Native Photo: Thingnam Rajshree
Common name: Boneset-Leaf Inula
Botanical name: Duhaldea eupatorioides    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Inula eupatorioides, Helenium eupatoriodes

Boneset-Leaf Inula is a shrub, 1-2 m tall. Stems are woolly. Leaves are reminiscent of Boneset plants, stalkless or with leaf-stalk up to 5 mm, oblong or oblong-lanceshaped, 10-20 x 4-6 cm, papery, densely velvet-hairy at least on veins below, green and sparsely rough above, base rounded or narrow, margin remotely minutely toothed, tip tapering. Flower-heads are yellow, borne in dense corymbs. Ray florets are female, yellow; flower tube about 5 mm, blade 3-4 × 1-1.4 mm. Disk florets are yellow, 4-6 mm in diameter. Achenes are cylindric, about 2 mm, velvet-hairy. Pappus whitish yellow, brownish tipped, slightly shorter than disk flowers, of about 20 bristles. Boneset-Leaf Inula is found in the Himalayas, China, Bhutan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, N Thailand, Vietnam, at altitudes of 1200-1800 m. Flowering: June-September.

Identification credit: Shweta Shekhar, Tabish Photographed at Shirui hill, Ukhrul, Manipur.

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