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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Americas, Macaronesia, Tropical & Subtropical Asia.
Clethra (Clethraceae)

Doubtfully present in:

Guyana

Native to:

Alabama, Argentina Northwest, Belize, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, Georgia, Guatemala, Hainan, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kentucky, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Louisiana, Madeira, Maine, Malaya, Maluku, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Myanmar, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nicaragua, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Philippines, Rhode I., South Carolina, Sulawesi, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tennessee, Texas, Tibet, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virginia, West Virginia

Extinct in:

Canary Is.

Introduced into:

Azores, Great Britain, Hawaii, Netherlands

Clethra L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 396 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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

Neotropikey
Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
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