Asclepias L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 215 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is America, Tropical & S. Africa.

Distribution

Native to:

Alabama, Alberta, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, British Columbia, Burundi, California, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Colombia, Colorado, Congo, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Florida, Free State, French Guiana, Gabon, Galápagos, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kansas, Kentucky, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Louisiana, Maine, Malawi, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Mozambique, Namibia, Nebraska, Netherlands Antilles, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Prince Edward I., Puerto Rico, Québec, Rhode I., Rwanda, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southwest Caribbean, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Uruguay, Utah, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Altay, Andaman Is., Ascension, Assam, Austria, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Bulgaria, Burkina, Cambodia, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Central European Rus, Chagos Archipelago, Chile North, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Cook Is., Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, Fiji, France, Germany, Gilbert Is., Greece, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Hawaii, Hungary, India, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Line Is., Madeira, Malaya, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Morocco, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New South Wales, Newfoundland, North Caucasus, Philippines, Poland, Queensland, Romania, Réunion, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., South Australia, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yugoslavia

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Goyder, D.J. (2009). A synopsis of Asclepias (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) in tropical Africa. Kew Bulletin 64: 369-399.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Goyder in Kew Bull. 64: 369–399 (2009).
  • L., Sp. Pl.: 214 (1753).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • K.B. 64: 369–399 (2009)
  • Sp. Plantarum: 214 (1753)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Sources

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • 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

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Bulletin

    • Kew Bulletin
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0