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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Kenya and S. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Climbing herb, 1.5–12 m long, slightly fleshy and with unpleasant smell.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate or triangular, 2.5–12 cm long, 1.5–8 cm wide, cuneate to truncate or cordate into a petioloid base 1.5–6 cm long, auriculate or not, margins denticulate to dentate or shallowly lobed (lyrate), apex obtuse or acute, puberulous; 3–5-veined from base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula several to many in terminal corymbs; involucre campanulate, 8–11 mm long; bracts of calyculus linear-lanceolate, 3–5 mm long; phyllaries 10–13, often with darker tips, 8–11 mm long, sparsely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets orange or less often yellow, 10–16 mm long, expanding in upper part, lobes 1.2–2 mm long, hooded at tip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 4.5 mm long, hairy in the grooves; pappus white, 8–11 mm long.
Figures
Fig. 142 (page 698).
Habitat
Moist forest, especially in forest margins and clearings, also in secondary vegetation, riverine forest, Acacia xanthophloea woodland; 1–2550 m
Distribution
K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T4 T6 T7 T8 U2 U3

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Gynura scandens O.Hoffm. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2011 Dale, I.R. [2444], Kenya K000662617
Jul 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [1947], Cameroon K000108686
Sep 1, 1948 Holst, C. [3315], Tanzania K000377685 Unknown type material
Sep 1, 1948 Scott Elliot, G.F. [7777], Uganda K000377686 Unknown type material
Sep 1, 1948 Gossweiler, J. [1184], Angola K001307389
Dawkins, H.C. [737], Uganda 12301.000
Dawkins, H.C. [882], Uganda 3359.000
Gillett, J. [21826], Kenya 56032.000
Dawkins, H.C. [707], Uganda 8663.000
Gossweiler, J. [9889], Angola K001307388

First published in Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 416 (1895)

Accepted by

  • Beentje, H.J. (2021). Flore du Gabon 56: 1-148. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • 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, ed. 1., p. 471 (1974).
  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 225, t. 95 (1994).
  • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Afr.: fig. 425 (1987).
  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 929 (1986).
  • F.G. Davies in Kew Bulletin 33: 337 (1978).
  • Halliday & Hind in Kew Mag. 7, 3: 109, plate 151 (1990).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 427, t. 90 (1991).
  • Maquet in Fl. Rwanda 3: 655 fig. 204/1 (1985).
  • O.Hoffm. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 416 (1895).

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