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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Periplocoideae
Genus: Gymnanthera
Species: G. cunninghamii – G. oblonga

Gymnanthera R.Br., Prodr. 464. (1810)

Type species: Gymnanthera oblonga (Burm.f.) P.S.Green, Kew Bull. 47: 333 (1992)


Dicerolepis Blume, Mus. Bot. 1: 145 (1850).
Cylixylon Llanos, Fragm. Fl. Philipp.: 59 (1851).


Brown, R. 1810. Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 464.
Gymnanthera in: Australian Plant Census (APC) 2017. IBIS database, Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria. Accessed: 2017 Sept. 29.
Forster, P.I. 1991. A taxonomic revision of Gymnanthere R.Br. (Asclepiadaceae: Perplocoideae) in Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 4(3) 563-569.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Gymnanthera in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2017 Sept. 29. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Gymnanthera. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 29 2017. 2017. Gymnanthera. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 29 Sept. 2017.

Gymnanthera is a genus of vines in the family Apocynaceae (previously Asclepiadaceae),[1] first described as a genus in 1810. It is native to China, Southeast Asia, and Australia.[2]

Selected species[3]

Gymnanthera cunninghamii (Benth.) P.I.Forst. - Enderby Island + Dampier Archipelago of Western Australia[4]
Gymnanthera oblonga (Burm.f.) P.S.Green - S China (Guangdong, Hainan), Cambodia,, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam; Australia


"Gymnanthera R.Br". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
Flora of China Vol. 16 Page 193 海岛藤属 hai dao teng shu Gymnanthera R. Brown, Prodr. 464. 1810.
The Plant List, genus Gymnanthera
Bentham, George. 1868 Flora australiensis:a description of the plants of the Australian territory 4: 317

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