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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Senecioneae
Subtribus: Senecioninae
Genus: Gynura
Species: G. abbreviata – G. albicaulis – G. amplexicaulis – G. angulosa – G. annamensis – G. annua – G. aurantiaca – G. barbareifolia – G. batorensis – G. bicolor – G. brassii – G. calciphila – G. campanulata – G. carnosula – G. colaniae – G. colorata – G. cusimbua – G. daviesiae – G. densiflora – G. dissecta – G. divaricata – G. drymophila – G. elberti – G. elliptica – G. eximia – G. formosana – G. fulva – G. grandifolia – G. hispida – G. hmopaengensis – G. integrifolia – G. japonica – G. longifolia – G. lycopersicifolia – G. malaccensis – G. micheliana – G. molleri – G. nepalensis – G. nitida – G. papillosa – G. procumbens – G. proschii – G. pseudochina – G. rubiginosa – G. scandens – G. sechellensis – G. siamensis – G. steenisii – G. sumatrana – G. sundaiaca – G. taitungensis – G. tambuyukonensis – G. travancorica – G. truncata – G. valeriana – G. vidaliana – G. villosa – G. zeylanica
Source(s) of checklist:

Gynura Cass., 1825, nom. cons.

Type species: G. aurantiaca Cass.


Cassini, A.H.G. de in Cuvier, F., 1825. Dict. Sci. Nat. 34: 391.


Hassler, M. 2018. Gynura. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Feb. 27. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Gynura. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 27 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Gynura in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Feb. 27. 2018. Gynura. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Feb. 27.
Farr, E.R. & Zijlstra, G. (eds.) 1996 onwards. Gynura in Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). Accessed: 2011 Oct 05.

Gynura is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family Asteraceae endemic to Asia. The best known species is Gynura aurantiaca, often grown as a house plant. This plant is commonly known as "purple passion" because of the velvety purple leaves.


Gynura abbreviata F.G.Davies
Gynura albicaulis W.W.Sm.
Gynura amplexicaulis Oliv. & Hiern
Gynura aurantiaca (Blume) Sch.Bip. ex DC.
Gynura barbareifolia Gagnep.
Gynura batorensis F.G.Davies
Gynura bicolor (Roxb. ex Willd.) DC. (Okinawa spinach; nutritious cooked vegetable. Known as KinJiSo in Japan. Known as Hong FengCai (紅鳳菜) in Taiwan.)
Gynura brassii F.G.Davies
Gynura calciphila Kerr
Gynura campanulata C.Jeffrey
Gynura carnosula Zoll. & Mor.
Gynura cernua (Cass.) Benth.
Gynura colaniae Merr.
Gynura colorata F.G.Davies
Gynura cusimbua (D.Don) S.Moore
Gynura divaricata (L.) DC.
Gynura drymophila (F.Muell.) F.G.Davies
Gynura elberti J.Kost.
Gynura elliptica Y.Yabe & Hayata ex Hayata
Gynura emeiensis Z.Y.Zhu
Gynura formosana Kitam.
Gynura fulva F.G.Davies
Gynura grandifolia F.G.Davies
Gynura haematophylla DC.
Gynura hispida Thwaites
Gynura hmopaengensis H.Koyama
Gynura japonica (Thunb.) Juel
Gynura lycopersicifolia DC.
Gynura malaccensis Belcher
Gynura mauritiana
Gynura micheliana J.-G.Adam
Gynura nepalensis DC. (cholesterol spinach; supposedly cholesterol-lowering)
Gynura nitida DC.
Gynura panershenia Z.Y.Zhu
Gynura procumbens (Lour.) Merr.
Gynura proschii Briq.
Gynura pseudochina (L.) DC.
Gynura rubiginosa Elmer
Gynura sarmentosa "Aureo-variegata", "Pink Ice"
Gynura scandens O.Hoffm.
Gynura sechellensis (Baker) Hemsl.
Gynura steenisii F.G.Davies
Gynura sundaiaca F.G.Davies
Gynura taiwanensis S.S.Ying
Gynura travancorica W.W.Sm.
Gynura valeriana Oliv.
Gynura vidaliana Elmer
Gynura zeylanica Trim.


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