Gynandropsis gynandra

Species:Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Common Name:Spiderwisp; African spider flower
Habitat:Disturbed sites.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyCLEOMACEAE - Caper family
Genus Gynandropsis
Species Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq. - Spiderwisp; African spider flower


Citation Gynandropsis gynandra (Linnaeus) Briquet, Annuaire Conserv. Jard. Bot. Genève 17: 382–383. 1914.
Basionym: Cleome gynandra L. 1753.
Type: Without data, (lectotype: "Cara-veela" in Rheede, Hort. Malab., 9: 43, t. 24, 1689). Lectotypified by Al-Shehbaz in Howard (ed.), Fl. Lesser Antilles 4 : 302. 1988.

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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Cleome gynandra Cleome gynandra Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 671. 1753  
Cleome heterotricha    
Cleome pentaphylla    
Gynandropsis heterotricha    
Gynandropsis pentaphylla    

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Dallas

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
AUA_ACC_40056 Dallas Jul 1985 Everest, John W.
S. N.
Gynandropsis Gynandra (L.) Briq.
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