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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:

Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela

Lacmellea H.Karst. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 1, 1981 Fróes, R.L. [20647], Brazil K000989267
Prance, G.T. [9685], Brazil K000989265
Krukoff, B.A. [4690], Brazil K000989268
Martius [s.n.], Guyana K000989266
Prance, G.T. [6523], Brazil K000989263
Prance, G.T. [6295], Brazil K000989264
Rodrigues, W.A. [s.n.], Brazil K000989269
Krukoff, B.A. [4690], Brazil K000989262

First published in Linnaea 28: 449 (1857)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. 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