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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (Chiapas) to Guatemala.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Guatemala, Mexico Southeast

Rhynchostele pygmaea (Lindl.) Rchb.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2003 s.coll. [568], Guatemala K000857226 holotype
Chase, M.W.C. [82084], Mexico 75654.000
Hartweg [568], Mexico K000586471
Chase, M.W.C. [82125], Mexico 75667.000
Chase, M.W.C. [82125], Mexico 75824.000

First published in Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 10: 770 (1852)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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