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

Native to:

Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Zaïre

Scaphopetalum Mast. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Cheek, M. [7550], Cameroon 61717.000
Thomas, D.W. [7521], Cameroon K000094961
Thomas, D.W. [7519], Cameroon K000094960
Thomas, D.W. [5744], Cameroon K000094962
Pollard, B.J. [539], Cameroon 76134.000

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 10: 28 (1867)

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.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in J. Linn. Soc. 10: 28 (1869).

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