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Taxon: Gynura bicolor (Roxb. ex Willd.) DC.

Genus: Gynura
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Senecioneae
Subtribe: Senecioninae
Nomen number: 104258
Place of publication: Prodr. 6:299. 1838 ("1837")
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-Jan-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-Jan-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • red-vegetable  (Source: Mansf Ency) - English
  • velvetplant  (Source: Mansf Ency) - English
  • hong cai  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable; vegetable

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, Guizhou Sheng, Sichuan Sheng, Yunnan Sheng, Guangdong Sheng, Hainan Sheng]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand


    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, Taiwan


  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  2. Davies, F. G. 1979. The genus Gynura (Compositae) in Malesia and Australia Kew Bull. 33:632-633.
  3. Guangdong Inst. Bot., ed. Flora Hainanica. (F Hainan)
  4. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6 (Mansf Ency)
  5. Hu, S.-Y. Compositae of China. (Comp China) 388.
  6. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  7. Vanijajiva, O. 2008. Systematics and biogeography of Southeast Asian Senecioneae (Asteraceae): revision of Cissampelopsis and Gynura and hybridization in the introduced Crassocephalum (Ph.D.) (Johannes Gutenburg-Universität-Mainz) 90-91.
  8. Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. (F Okin)

Check other web resources for Gynura bicolor (Roxb. ex Willd.) DC. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=104258. Accessed 16 June 2019.