Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Duhaldea cuspidata (DC.) Anderb.
Common name : Lanceleaf Inula
Vernacular name : Jhuri, Pushkar (Hindi); Hmeithai-sarawh-tul-suak (Mizo)
Habit : Shrub
Habitat : Common in open places, steep hill slopes, along the edges of the forests, river banks and among rock crevices, from 900 - 2000 m. altitude
Comments / notes : Traditionally, the plant is used for the treatment of dyspepsia and colic. Studies on the essential oil obtained from the leaves showed antifungal activity. The leaf extract of the plant showed anti-inflammatory, and significant antibacterial and antifungal activities.
Key identification features : Leaves membranous; petioles slender; rayflorets 5–10 mm long
Flower, Fruit : June-October
Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
Native : East Himalaya, India, Nepal, Pakistan, West Himalaya
Exotic/Native : Native
World Distribution : Pakistan to Himalaya
Literature : Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 157; Shekhar S., Pandey A.K. and Anderberg A.A. (2020). The genus Duhaldea (Asteraceae) in India. Rheedea 30: 257-269