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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nep[al to Japan and Philippines.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Japan, Nepal, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Gynura japonica (Thunb.) Juel appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1978 Potanin, G.N. [s.n.], Tibet K000843792 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1977 Ducloux, P. [476], Yunnan K000843791
Kerr, A.F.G. [20484], Thailand K000843772 Unknown type material

First published in Acta Horti Berg. 1(3): 86 (1891)

Accepted by

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

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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