Synurus

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Synurus
Synurus pungens.jpg
Synurus pungens
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Synurus

Iljin
Type species
Synurus atriplicifolius
(Treviranus) Iljin

Synurus is a genus of Asian plants in the thistle tribe within the daisy family.[2][3]

Synurus has a thick stem up to 1.5 meters tall. It produces large, nodding, spherical flower heads up to 6 centimeters wide with purple florets.[4]

The anti-inflammatory properties of the plant as an herbal remedy have been well studied.[5][6][7] It is eaten as a wild vegetable in Korea.[8]

Species[1][9]
  1. Synurus deltoides (Aiton) Nakai - Russia (Chita, Amur, Primorye, Khabarovsk), China (Inner Mongolia, Hebei, Hubei, Sichuan, Henan, Anhui, Zhejiang, Ningxia, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning), Mongolia, Japan, Korea
  2. Synurus excelsus (Makino) Kitam. - Japan, Korea
  3. Synurus palmatopinnatifidus (Makino) Kitam. - Japan, Korea
  4. Synurus pungens (Franch. & Sav.) Kitam. - Japan
formerly included[1]

see Olgaea

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External links[edit]

  • "Synurus". Plants for a Future.