9405.000 Gynura Cass.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Pope, G.V. (1997) Myristicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2)

Description of the genus

Succulent herbs, rarely under-shrubs; glabrous or hispid. Leaves alternate, margins toothed. Inflorescence heads solitary or in corymbs; bracteolate at base; homogamous, discoid, yellow or purplish; Involucre cylindric or sub-campanulate. Floretslubular, limb 5-toothed, tips long, subulate, hispid. Fruit achenes, narrow, many-ribbed, pappus copious; bristles slender, white.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical Africa, Asia, Madagascar to N Australia.

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
pseudochina (L.) DC.?
scandens O. Hoffm.N,SDescription
valeriana Oliv.SDescription

Other sources of information about Gynura:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Gynura
Flora of Zambia: Gynura
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Gynura

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gynura
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gynura
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gynura
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Gynura
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iNaturalist: Gynura
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gynura
JSTOR Plant Science: Gynura
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gynura
Plants of the World Online: Gynura
Tropicos: Gynura
Wikipedia: Gynura

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Gynura.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1733, retrieved 11 December 2023

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