Gynura Cass.

First published in G.-F.Cuvier, Dict. Sci. Nat., ed. 2. 34: 391 (1825)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & Subtropical Old World.

Descriptions

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs, erect or climbing
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple, dentate or lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula rarely solitary, usually in terminal corymbose cymes, discoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucre with calyculus; receptacle epaleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets with the upper part campanulate or infundibuliform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers obtuse or slightly sagittate at base, with ovate or lanceolate apical appendage
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Prominent style-arms long, exserted, gradually tapered, sometimes coloured
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes ribbed; pappus of many fine bristles.
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Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0