Gynura aurantiaca Benth.

, Niger Fl. [W. J. Hooker]. 437 (1849).
IPNI Identifier
Niger Flora, or, An enumeration of the plants of western tropical Africa, collected by the late Dr. Theodore Vogel, botanist to the voyage of the expedition sent by Her Britannic Majesty to the river Niger in 1841, under the command of Capt. H. D. Trotter, R.N., &c.; including Spicilegia gorgonea, by P. B. Webb, esq., and Flora nigritiana, by Dr. J. D. Hooker ... and George Bentham, esq. with a sketch of the life of Dr. Vogel. . London
Family as entered in IPNI

Nomenclatural Notes

: sphalm.


Gynura aurantiaca DC. (1838) exists. Bentham (pp. 437-438) described 4 Gynura species, viz., G. cernua, G. crepidioides, G. polycephala, and G. vitellina. Within his treatment of G. cernua, he (p. 437) mentioned: “As, moreover, the G. aurantiaca, described below, is intermediate in habit, as well as in the thickness of the florets, between Cremocephalum and Gynura …” Of the remaining 3 Gynura species, his remarks apply to G. vitellina. Therefore, his citation of G. aurantiaca is treated here as a typographical error for G. vitellina.