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This genus is accepted, and its native range is China to Temp. E. Asia and Tropical Asia, Mexico to Central America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Assam, Belize, Borneo, California, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, El Salvador, Guatemala, Hainan, Honduras, India, Japan, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Nicaragua, Ogasawara-shoto, Panamá, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Introduced into:

Alabama, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Illinois, Korea, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Washington

Photinia Lindl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132341
s.coll. [Cat. no. 671] K001132340

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 13: 103 (1821)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

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