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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Mexico to Bolivia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Bolivia, Brazil North, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Venezuela

Diastema Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Plowman, T. [5724], Peru 44732.000
Spruce, R. [s.n.] K000395104
Spruce, R. [s.n.] K000395105

First published in Bot. Voy. Sulphur: 132 (1845)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

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