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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Florida, Mexico to Venezuela, Caribbean.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Florida, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Ascension, Hawaii, Marianas, Vietnam

Guaiacum Plum. ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Rico, L. [1972], Dominican Republic K000478745

First published in Sp. Pl.: 381 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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Wood Anatomy Microscope Slides
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