1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Gynura Cass.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa, Caroline Island, Australasia and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

    Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Habit
    Perennial herbs, erect or climbing
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, simple, dentate or lobed
    Capitulum
    Capitula rarely solitary, usually in terminal corymbose cymes, discoid
    Involucre
    Involucre with calyculus; receptacle epaleate
    Florets
    Florets with the upper part campanulate or infundibuliform
    Anthers
    Anthers obtuse or slightly sagittate at base, with ovate or lanceolate apical appendage
    Style
    Prominent style-arms long, exserted, gradually tapered, sometimes coloured
    Fruits
    Achenes ribbed; pappus of many fine bristles.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Burundi, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nigeria, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zambia, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Florida, Guatemala, Honduras, Leeward Is., Mauritius, Nansei-shoto, Réunion, Trinidad-Tobago

    Gynura Cass. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Keay, R.W.J. [25947], Nigeria 8664.000

    First published in Dict. Sci. Nat., ed. 2. 34: 391 (1825)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 3: 401, partly. Nom. cons.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • C. Jeffrey in K.B. 41: 929–930 (1986)
    • F.G. Davies in K.B. 33: 335–342 (1978)
    • in Dict. Sci. Nat. 34: 391 (1825), nom. cons.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0