Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of composite plants, type of Schultz's division Iphioneæ of the Euconyzeæ, now referred to the tribe Inuloideæ, subtribe Euinuleæ, and by some regarded as a section of the genus Inula, to which the elecampane belongs, but from which it differs by its somewhat double pappus, the outer consisting of short bristles. It embraces about 14 species, inhabiting the Levant, Arabia, central Asia, tropical and South Africa, and the Mascarene islands.
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