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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical America.
Epistephium lucidum Cogn.

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela

Epistephium Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 1, 2011 Pipoly, J.J. [10403], Guyana K000718122
Colombia 29368.000
Stannard, B. [H52156], Brazil 58981.000
Mello Silva, R. [CFCR 7337], Brazil 59872.000
Chase, M.W. [90031], Brazil 74381.000
Chase, M.W. [90032], Brazil 74379.000

First published in Syn. Pl. 1: 340 (1822)

Accepted by

  • 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. (2003). Genera Orchidacearum 3: 1-358. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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