Veined-Leaf Inula
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Veined-Leaf Inula
ative Photo: Krishan Lal
Common name: Veined-Leaf Inula
Botanical name: Duhaldea nervosa    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Inula asperrima, Inula nitida, Inula venosa, Inula nervosa

Veined-Leaf Inula is hairy perennial herb, with stems simple or branched, 1-3 ft. Leaves are stalkless or nearly so, elliptic or elliptic-lanceshaped, pointed at both ends, rough above, nerves nearly parallel with the margin. They are 5-10 cm long, 2-3.5 cm wide, remotely toothed. Flower-heads are white, 0.8-2.5 cm across, arising either singly or in stalked corymbs. Bracts just below the flower-heads are linear-lanceshaped, hairy, erect or curved back, outermost somewhat leaf-like. Veined-Leaf Inula is found in the Himalayas, frp, Garhwal to Bhutan, Khasia, Assam, Burma, Thailand, Indo-China, W. China, at altitudes of 1200-2900 m.

Identification credit: Krishan Lal Photographed in Sirmaur Distt, Himachal Pradesh.

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