Genus:
Gynura Cass.

Gynura procumbens (Lour.) Merr.

This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa, E. Himalaya to China (Guangdong) and New Guinea.

[FWTA]

Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A wide-spreading robust glabrous herbaceous climber with rather fleshy leaves
Morphology Leaves
Leaves often purple beneath on young plants
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets greenish-yellow in heads 3/4 in. long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pappus white
Ecology
In forest margins and thickets.

Native to:

Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Cambodia, Central African Repu, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Gabon, Hainan, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Liberia, Malaya, New Guinea, Nigeria, Philippines, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Mauritius

Gynura procumbens (Lour.) Merr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Feb 1, 2008 Takeuchi [12931], Papua New Guinea K000512329 No
Wallich, N. [3150] K000843775 Yes
Cuming, H. [1638], Philippines K000843809 Yes
Elmer, A.D.E. [883], Philippines K000843812 Yes
s.coll. [3140], Philippines K000843807 Yes
s.coll. [13864], Philippines K000843810 Yes
Cuming, H. [1638], Philippines K000843806 Yes
s.coll. [3116], Philippines K000843808 Yes
Fortune, R. [52] K000843773 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K000843767 Yes
Loher, A. [3696], Philippines K000843803 Yes
Elmer, A.D.E. [7014], Philippines K000843814 Yes
Cuming, H. [926], Philippines K000843805 holotype Yes
s.coll. [3151] K000843774 Yes
Lobb, T. [239], Jawa K000843765 Yes
s.coll. [1513], Philippines K000843804 Yes
Cuming, H. [926], Philippines K000843802 holotype Yes
Ahern's collector [2433], Philippines K000843813 Yes
Lobb, T. [239], Jawa K000843766 Yes
Elmer, A.D.E. [5936], Philippines K000843811 Unknown type material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3162] Cacalia finlaysoniana K001118664 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 3151], Malaysia Cacalia reclinata K001118651 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 3150] Cacalia cylindriflora K001118649 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 3150] Cacalia cylindriflora K001118650 Yes

First published in Enum. Philipp. Fl. Pl. 3: 618 (1923)

Accepted by

  • Beentje, H.J. (2021). Flore du Gabon 56: 1-148. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Koyama, H., Bunwong, S., Pornpongrungrueng, P. & Hind, D.J.N. (2016). Flora of Thailand 13(2): 143-428. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
  • Sarder, N.U. & Hassan, M.A. (eds.) (2018). Vascular flora of Chittagong and the Chittagong Hill Tracts 3: 1-978. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Beentje, H.J. (2021). Flore du Gabon 56: 1-148. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Chou, S., Chhnang, P. & Kim, Y. (2016). A Checklist for the Seed Plants of Cambodia: 1-272. National Institute of Biological Resources, Korea.
  • Koyama, H., Bunwong, S., Pornpongrungrueng, P. & Hind, D.J.N. (2016). Flora of Thailand 13(2): 143-428. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • Sarder, N.U. & Hassan, M.A. (eds.) (2018). Vascular flora of Chittagong and the Chittagong Hill Tracts 3: 1-978. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.

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