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Gynura bicolor (Roxb. & Willd.) DC., Prodr. 6: 299. 1838; Li, Fl. Taiwan 4: 878. 1978.


Gynura bicolor

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  • Cacalia bicolor Roxb. ex Willd.

    Herbs, perennial, spreading decumbent to erect. Stems fleshy, slightly woody at base, much branched, leafy throughout. Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, 5-10 cm long, apex acute, margins irregularly serrate, sometimes lower leaves pinnatifid; petiole of lower leaves expanding into an auriculate base clasping stem, upper leaves sessile, base auriculate. Heads many, in corymbs, to 2 cm long, florets orange-yellow. Involucral bracts glabrous, narrowly linear to filiform; anther base entire or minutely sagittate, style arms slender, appendages long, subulate, pubescent. Achenes cylindric, 10-15-ribbed, glabrous or pubescent. Pappus copious. Chromosome number, 2n = 20 (Peng & Hsu, 1978).

    TAIPEI: Chutzuhu, Leu 893; Keelung, Peng 6363. HSINCHU: Hsinchuangtzu, Peng 6370. PINGTUNG: Tahan Forest Road, Hsiao 1037.

    Himalaya from northwest India to islands of eastern Asia. Taiwan, cultivated as a vegetable, rarely escaped.


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