Genus:
Gynura Cass.

Gynura amplexicaulis Oliv. & Hiern

This species is accepted, and its native range is Central African Republic to South Sudan and Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, rhizomatous, 0.3–1.2 m high; stems erect, sparsely branched, tinged with red, pubescent; leaves mostly (but not all) arranged near base of stem.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves fleshy, narrowly rhomboid to linear, 4–20 cm long, 0.4–4 cm wide, attenuate to a rounded base, sagittate or amplexicaul, margins shallowly dentate, the teeth fewer towards the apex, some teeth pointing backwards, apex attenuate, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 3–9, in terminal corymbs, with many florets; involucre campanulate or infundibuliform, (8–)11–16 mm long; bracts of calyculus 3–8 mm long; phyllaries 13–14, reddish green, (8–)11–16 mm long, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets orange to red, (9–)11–15 mm long, expanded in upper part, lobes 1–1.2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 2.5–3 mm long, glabrous; pappus 8–13 mm long.
Habitat
Swampy sites in grassland, grassland, secondary vegetation, a weed in cultivation; 1050–1900(?–2400) m
Distribution
K3 K5 T1 U2 U4

Native to:

Burundi, Central African Repu, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Gynura amplexicaulis Oliv. & Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Schweinfurth, G. [3770] K000377687 holotype Yes

First published in Fl. Trop. Afr. 3: 403 (1877)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 471 (1974).
  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 225 (1994).
  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 930 (1986).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 34 (1956).
  • F.G. Davies in Kew Bulletin 33: 338 (1978).
  • Hoffmann in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 416 (1895).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 431 (1991).
  • Oliv. & Hiern, Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 403 (1877).

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