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Taxon: Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip.

 
Genus: Gymnanthemum
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Cichorioideae
Tribe: Vernonieae
Subtribe: Gymnantheminae
Nomen number: 419854
Place of publication: W. G. Walpers, Repert. bot. syst. 2:948. 1843
Link to protologue:
Comment: in addition to ascribing the new combination to him, Walper's acknowledged the contributions of Schultz-Bipontinus in his preface (p. vi), so he is the author of this name (Shenzhen ICN Art. 46.2)
Name Verified on: 02-Jun-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: boundary/barrier/support (for hedges fide Mansf. Ency) ornamental (for hedges fide Mansf. Ency)
  • Human food:
  • Medicines: folklore (as Vernonia amygdalina)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Eswatini, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga]

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Yemen


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  2. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  3. Robinson, H. 1999. Generic and subtribal classification of American Vernonieae. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 89:69.
  4. Robinson, H. 1999. Revisions in paleotropical Vernonieae (Asteraceae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 112:239.
  5. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa. Note: = Vernonia amygdalina Delile

Check other web resources for Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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=419854. Accessed 18 October 2019.