Taxon: Gymnanthemum coloratum (Willd.) H. Rob. & B. Kahn

 
Genus: Gymnanthemum
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Cichorioideae
      Tribe: Vernonieae
        Subtribe: Gymnantheminae
Nomen number: 419855
Place of publication: Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 99:501. 1986
Name Verified on: 02-Jun-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Jan-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Use Pl WT Afr, as Vernonia colorata)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mali; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Comoros; Madagascar

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Reunion

References:

  • Robinson, H. 1999. Revisions in paleotropical Vernonieae (Asteraceae) Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 112:220-247.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

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