Inula oculus-christi L.
3096 (7). I. oculus-christi L., Sp. Pl., ed. 1 (1753) 881; Hayek, Prodr. Fl. Penins. Balc. 2 (1931) 604; Grierson, Fl. Turkey 5 (1975) 64; P.W. Ball & Tutin, Fl. Eur. 4(1976) 135; I. oculus-christi var. lanigera Boiss., Fl. Or. 4(1875) 193; I. montana auct. fl. bulg. pi., non L.; Exs.: Pl. Bulg. Exsicc. № 396 - Скален оман
Fam: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Genus: Inula L.
Species: Inula oculus-christi L.
English Name: Christ’s eye
Perennial plant. Rhizome thin, creeping, horizontal, branched. Stem single (rarely several stems), 25 - 50 (60) cm high, cylindrical, longitudinally ribbed, usually leafy to the top, dense, grayish white, long simply fibrous. Lower leaves back lance or oblong-elliptic, 7 - 12 (15) cm long and 1 - 3 cm wide, with sharp tips, narrowed at the base into petioles up to 7 cm long, entire or finely toothed, densely fibrous on both sides, with simple long white hairs; upper ovoid, 3 - 10 cm long and 1 - 2 cm wide, sat down, hearth-shaped at the base, with ears, half-stem covering sometimes short descending, fibrous. Baskets disc-bell-shaped, 2.5 - 3 cm in diameter, with many blossoms, 3 - 5, up to 12 or rarely single, one by one on fibrous petioles forming loose upper thyroid complex inflorescences. The integumentary leaflets in 3 - 4 (5) rows; at fruit ripening erect, peripheral back lance, 4 - 8 mm long and 1.5 - 2 mm wide, fit white fibrous; middle and inner linear lance, 8 - 10 (12) mm long and 0.7 - 1 mm wide, hard membranous, fibrous on the back and on the edge. Flowers yellow, tongue flowers 30 - 45, with 7 - 15 mm long, 1 mm wide tongue, up to (1,2) 1,5 times longer than the integumentary leaflets; tubular numerous, 5.5 - 7.5 mm long. Fruit seeds cylindrically prismatic, cut off at the top and at the base, (1) 1.5 - 2 mm long, brown, finely longitudinally ribbed, close-fittingly fibrous. The kite of 20 - 25 white, finely dusted, at the base slightly fused 6 - 7.5 mm long hairs.
From: „Флора на Република България”, том XI, БАН, Академично издателство „Проф. Марин Дринов”
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Inula oculus-christi L. is an accepted name
This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Inula (family Compositae).
The record derives from TICA which reports it as an accepted name (record 45966685-5A98-49D3-A644-EA839324B285) with original publication details: "L., Sp. Pl. 1753." 881 1753.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:226013-1
www.theplantlist.org › tpl › record › gcc-135684
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Flowering Time: Blooms: VI - VIII, fruitful: VIII - X.
Distribution in Bulgaria: Growing on rocky and stony places, usually on limestone, mainly in the mountains and foothills. Distributed, relatively rarely throughout the country, from sea level to 1000 (1800) m above sea level. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.
Distribution: Southeast and Central (partly) Europe, Caucasus, Central and Southwest Asia.
Conservation status and threats: not protected species in Bulgaria by the Biodiversity Law. - Biological Diversity Act - http://eea.government.bg/bg/legislation/biodiversity/zbran_22.08.15.pdf
Medical plant: no, it is not a medical plant - Medicinal Plants Act - http://eea.government.bg/bg/legislation/biodiversity/ZLR_en.pdf
References:„Флора на Република България”, том XI, БАН, Академично издателство „Проф. Марин Дринов”, www.theplantlist.org › tpl › record › gcc-135684
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