Byrsonima Rich. ex Kunth

First published in F.W.H.von Humboldt, A.J.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 5: 147 (1822)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & Subtropical America.


Native to:

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

Introduced into:



Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • (2021). epublication.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2010 Schomburgk [743 (1335)] Venezuela K000370495 Type Yes
Jan 1, 2008 Sasaki, D.; Silveira, E.A.; Camargo, A.C.; Piva, J.H. [1990] Brazil K000447858 Yes
Jan 1, 2008 Sasaki, D.; Milliken, W.; Zappi, D.C.; Silveira, E.A.; Philippsen, M.; Piva, J.H. [1942] Brazil K000447859 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [6217] Brazil K001219894 Yes
Spruce, R. [s.n.] Brazil K001219908 Yes
s.coll. [838] Brazil K001219907 Yes
Philcox, D.; Ferreira, A.; Bertolo, J. [3250] Brazil K001219922 Yes
Eiten, G. [9220] Brazil K001223202 Yes
s.coll. [1551] Brazil K001223186 Yes
Sandeman, C. [2188] Brazil K001219898 Yes
Daly, D.C. [3925] Brazil K001219890 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [5645] Brazil K001223173 Yes
Krukoff, B.A. [1007] Brazil K001223138 Yes
Mayo, S.J. [512] Brazil K001223198 Yes
Lucas, E.J. [908] Brazil K001223152 Yes
Krukoff, B.A. [8724] Brazil K001223141 Yes
Irwin, H.S. [8314] Brazil K001223179 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [14233] Brazil K001223195 Yes
Pastore, J.A.; Costódio Filho, A.; Castellani, E.D. [787] Brazil K001223165 Yes
Trail, J.W.H. [82] Brazil K001219904 Yes
Harley, R.M. [10076] Brazil K001219920 Yes
Spruce, R. [s.n.] Brazil K001219910 Yes
Cid Ferreira, C.A. [5133] Brazil K001219892 Yes
Oldenburger, F.H.F. [1753] Brazil K001223153 Yes
Lira, S.S. [147] Brazil K001223132 Yes
Lucas, E.J. [424] Brazil K001223155 Yes
Sellow [210] Brazil K000426860 Unknown Type Material Yes
Eiten, G. [10615] Brazil K001223194 Yes
Dieter, F.R. [20] Brazil K001223159 Yes
Eiten, G. [9480] Brazil K001219914 Yes
Dexter, K.G.; Huamantupa, I.; Marcelo-Peña, J.L. [6845] Peru K001636291 No
Hopkins, M.J.G.; Milliken, W.; Edwrds, S.L. [2250] Brazil K001636258 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K001223140 Yes
Lima, H.C.; et al. [7655] Brazil K000648671 No
Heringer, E.P. [14218] Brazil K001223167 Yes
Clarke, H.D.; Williams, R.; Perry, C.; Tripp, E.; Kelly, J. [9264] Guyana K001516859 Yes
Perigolo, N. A.; dos Santos, A. J. B.; Catenacci, F. S.; Pereira-Silva, G. [322] Brazil K001765473 Yes
Pereira-Silva, G.; et al. [15785] Brazil K001590682 Yes
Giulietti, A.M.; Harley, R.M. [4004] Brazil K001577767 No
Harley, R.M. [11364] Brazil K001223143 Yes
Ferreira, A.G. [95] Brazil K001223182 Yes
Rodal, M.J.N. [459] Brazil K001223133 Yes
Fróes, R. [1815] Brazil K001219899 Yes
Delprete, P.G. [8939] Brazil K001223158 Yes
Blanchet [3627] Brazil K000426923 Unknown Type Material Yes
Mimura, I. [359] Brazil K001223160 Yes
Spruce [1999] Brazil K001219902 Yes
Eiten, G. [9439] Brazil K001223201 Yes
Prance, G.T. [9289] Brazil K001219889 Yes
Ferreira, L.V. [27] Brazil K001219927 Yes
Martinelli, G.; Zuloaga, F.; Vazquez, M.; Caruso, J. [10947] Brazil K001223177 Yes
Eiten, G. [8337] Brazil K001223168 Yes
Macedo, A. [4045] Brazil K001223142 Yes
Harley, R.M. [11134] Brazil K001219918 Yes
Eiten, G. [9488] Brazil K001219913 Yes
Kukle, P. [156] Brazil K001223134 Yes
Pearce [s.n.] Bolivia K000426911 Unknown Type Material Yes
Spruce, R. [3315] Venezuela K000253627 Type Yes
Spruce, R. [128] Brazil K001219909 Yes
Milliken, W. [336] Brazil K001219896 Yes
Argent, G. [6431] Brazil K001219887 Yes
Stannard, B. [2593] Brazil K001223163 Yes
Eiten, G. [8894] Brazil K001223170 Yes
Arbo, M.M. [5755] Brazil K001223157 Yes
Lima, H.C. [6388] Brazil K001223135 Yes
Melo, M.R.C.S. [189] Brazil K001223129 Yes
Archer, W.A. [7800] Brazil K001219912 Yes
Trail, J.W.H. [84] Brazil K001219911 Yes
Delprete, P.G. [9075] Brazil K001223161 Yes
Anderson, W.R. [11096] Brazil K001219929 Yes
Philcox, D. [3344] Brazil K001219921 Yes
Eiten, G. [8676] Brazil K001223169 Yes
Dubs, B. [1637] Brazil K001223164 Yes
Mori, S. [17517] Brazil K001219891 Yes
Harley, R.M. [55815] Brazil K001223176 Yes
Harley, R.M. [10996] Brazil K001219915 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Brazil K001219905 Yes
Cid Ferreira, C.A. [5552] Brazil K001223148 Yes
Weir, J. [380] Brazil K001223193 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [s.n.] Brazil K001219893 Yes
Hostmann [1009] Suriname K000426881 Unknown Type Material Yes
Hostmann [1009] Suriname K000426880 Unknown Type Material Yes
Ratter, J.A. [R/7377] Brazil K001223146 Yes
Trail, J.W.H. [85] Brazil K001219903 Yes
Robert, A. [613] Brazil K001223180 Yes
Martinelli, G. [157] Brazil K001223145 Yes
Ratter, J.A.; Rocha, M.P.; de Castro, R.A. [4378] Brazil K001219924 Yes
Queiroz, L.P. [2013] Brazil K001223183 Yes
Irwin, H.S. [17975] Brazil K001223178 Yes
Krukoff, B.A. [8948] Brazil K001223150 Yes
Krukoff, B.A. [8999] Brazil K001223149 Yes
Lira, S.S. [74] Brazil K001223131 Yes
Cordeiro, M.R. [2248] Brazil K001223172 Yes
Eiten, G. [7727] Brazil K001223137 Yes
Krukoff, B.A. [6115] Brazil K001223181 Yes
Lucas, E.J. [432] Brazil K001223156 Yes
Eiten, G. [9862] Brazil K001223175 Yes
Fraga, C.N. [2946] Brazil K001223184 Yes
Burchell [9668] Brazil K001219901 Yes
Maas, P.J.M. [423] Brazil K001219923 Yes
Ferreira, L.V. [49] Brazil K001219928 Yes
Eiten, G. [9868] Brazil K001223174 Yes
Eiten, G. [9592] Brazil K001219925 Yes
Bang, M. [1643] Bolivia K000426910 Unknown Type Material Yes
Prance, G.T. [1272] Brazil K001219897 Yes
Traill, J.W.H. [s.n.] Brazil K001223192 Yes
Robert, A. [5516] Brazil K001219886 Yes
Krukoff, B.A. [1445] Brazil K001223139 Yes
Claussen, P. [s.n.] Brazil K001223185 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [6279] Brazil K001219895 Yes
Harley, R.M. [15537] Brazil K001223154 Yes
Spruce [20] Brazil K001219900 Yes
Hunt, D.R. [5897] Brazil K001223171 Yes
Saavedra, M.M. [410] Brazil K001223162 Yes
Ferreira, L.V. [49] Brazil K001219926 Yes
Silva, L.B. [s.n.] Brazil K001223144 Yes
Nee, M. [34355] Brazil K001219932 Yes
Martinelli, G.; Cid Ferreira, C.A.; Mota, C.D.A.; Batista; C. Farney, F. [12307] Brazil K001219930 Yes
Brooks, R.R.; Reeves, R.D. [s.n.] Brazil K001223199 Yes
Villarouco, F.M.O. [73] Brazil K001223130 Yes
Spruce, R. [3315] Venezuela K000187054 Type Yes
Brooks, R.R. [435] Brazil K001223200 Yes
Atkins, S. [s.n.] Brazil K001223147 Yes
s.coll. [1493] Brazil K001223191 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [1302] Brazil K001219916 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [804] Brazil K001219917 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [2740] Brazil K001223188 Yes
Ferreira, C.A.C. [8716] Brazil K001219931 Yes
Argent, G. [6642] Brazil K001219919 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [14233] Brazil K001223196 Yes
Gardner [5976] Brazil K001223189 Yes
Harley, R.M. [54055] Brazil K001223151 Yes
Sandeman, C. [2188] Brazil K001219934 Yes
Glaziou, A. [18924] Brazil K001219933 Yes
Gardner [5976] Brazil K001223190 Yes
Ule, E. [8881] Brazil K001219935 Yes
Lucas, E.J. [905] Brazil K001223136 Yes
Pirani, J.R. [1551] Brazil K001223197 Yes


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