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Useful Tropical Plants

Gynura bicolor

(Roxb. ex Willd.) DC.

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Cacalia bicolor Roxb. ex Willd.

Gynura angulosa Hance

Senecio bicolor Sch.Bip.

Senecio moluccanus Roxb.

Common Name:

Gynura bicolor
Leaves
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General Information

Gynura bicolor is a herbaceous, perennial plant with erect stems growing 50 - 100cm tall. The stems are rather woody at their base[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The leaves are sometimes gathered from the wild for local consumption.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - southern China, Japan, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand.

Habitat

Forests on slopes, rocky or wet places by rivers; at elevations from 600 - 1,500 metres in China[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.75 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Young leaves and shoots - cooked as a vegetable, added to soups etc[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
]. In Japan, the succulent foliage is eaten flavoured with a sauce of saki, shoyu and vinegar[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
]. A nutritious vegetable, it is commonly consumed in parts of India[
1775
Title
Trace elements and antioxidant activity of six wild edible plants that are widely consumed by ethnic tribes of Aruna
Publication
Indian J. Agric. Res., 52 (1) 2018 : 85-88
Author
Medak B. & Singha L.B.
Website
http://10.18805/IJARe.A-4755
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
0367-8245
Description
 
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cuttings of half-ripe wood[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
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