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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Hainan to Tropical Asia and SW. Pacific, Tropical & Subtropical America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cambodia, China South-Central, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Florida, Georgia, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Louisiana, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mississippi, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, North Carolina, Northern Territory, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, South Australia, South Carolina, Sulawesi, Suriname, Texas, Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Victoria, Vietnam, Western Australia, Windward Is.

Pterocaulon Elliott appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Irwin, H.S. [30351], Brazil K001103520
Heringer, E.P. [6760], Brazil K001103522
Eiten, G. [10132], Brazil K001103519
Lankester, C.H. [s.n.], Brazil K001103521

First published in Sketch Bot. S. Carolina 2: 323 (1823)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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