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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Madagascar, SW. India to Peninsula Malaysia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

India, Madagascar, Malaya, Sri Lanka, Thailand

Trichopus Gaertn. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Elliot, G.F.S. [2745], Madagascar K001140915
s.coll [2506], Madagascar K001140917
Lam, H.J. [5755], Madagascar K001140916

First published in Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: 44 (1788)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R., Wilkin, P. & Saunders, R.M.K. (2007). World Checklist of Dioscoreales. Yams and their allies: 1-65. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0