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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.

[FTEA]

Taccaceae, Susan Carter. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1962

Habit
Glabrous or sparsely pilose herbs
Tubers
Tuber subglobose
Bracts
Bracts green or coloured, the 2 outer sessile, the inner sessile or scarcely petiolate ; filiform bracts usually present
Perianth
Perianth-segments subequal, reflexed, spreading, or erect
Stigma
Stigma-lobes emarginate
Fruits
Fruit baccate
Seeds
Seeds reniform or ovate ; embryo minute, buried in the endosperm.

Doubtfully present in:

Suriname

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Laccadive Is., Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Queensland, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Hawaii, Line Is., Nauru, Niue, Taiwan, Tuvalu

Tacca J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Larsen, K. [43753], Thailand K001140265
Faden, R.B. [76/610], Sri Lanka K001140120
Faden, R.B. [76/610], Sri Lanka K001140121
Beaman, J.H. [9979], Malaysia K001140360
Kiew, R. [4921], Malaysia K001140167
Smith, E. [693], Thailand K001140264
Chase, M.W. [175] 74571.000
Parry, N.E. [733], India K001140099
Bernardi, L. [11832], Madagascar K001140854
Ralimanana, H. [870], Madagascar K000663077
Dorr, L.J. [3606], Madagascar K001140851
Dorr, L.J. [3606], Madagascar K001140852
Dorr, L.J. [3772], Madagascar K001140853
Deroin, T. [168], Madagascar K001140856
Pereira, J.T. [JTP 440], Malaysia K001140361
Clarke, C.B. [42376 C] K001140098
s.coll [5173 [?]] K001140101
s.coll [168], Madagascar K001140855
s.coll [s.n.] K001140857 isotype
Kok, R. de [S 97858], Malaysia K001140362
Herb Griffith [6022], India K001140097
Craie, W.G. [260], India K001140100
Huq, A. [H-2232], Bangladesh K001140119
Eja, M. [S. 56004], Malaysia K001140363

First published in Char. Gen. Pl.: 69 (1776)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Wilkin, P. & Saunders, R.M.K. (2007). World Checklist of Dioscoreales. Yams and their allies: 1-65. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 7: 413. Nom. cons.
  • Char. Gen. Pl. 69 (1776)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Char. Gen. : 69 (1776)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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