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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Central & S. Tropical America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela

Bifrenaria Lindl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 1994 Boog [s.n.], Brazil K000879700
Apr 1, 1994 Boog [s.n.], Brazil K000879747
Dungs, F. [5], Brazil 32761.000
Moore, T. [s.n.] K000879704
s.coll. [s.n.] K000879706
s.coll. [s.n.] K000879701
Gardner [127], Rio de Janeiro K000879703
s.coll. [s.n.] K000879698
Kramer, E. [s.n.] K000879699
s.coll. [s.n.] K000879705
s.coll. [s.n.] K000879702
s.coll. [s.n.] K000879697

First published in Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 152 (1832)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2009). Epidendroideae (Part two) Genera Orchidacearum 5: 1-585. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

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