Guilandina L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 381 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropics & Subtropics.


Native to:

Aldabra, Andaman Is., Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Burkina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central American Pac, Chagos Archipelago, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Easter Is., Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Marcus I., Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mozambique, Mozambique Channel I, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Is., Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Réunion, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Somalia, South China Sea, Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Windward Is., Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Angola, Egypt, Galápagos, Gilbert Is., Iraq, Lebanon-Syria, Louisiana, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Southwest, Nauru, Pakistan, Pitcairn Is., Wallis-Futuna Is.


Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2023). Flora of North America North of Mexico 11(1): 1-541. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325. [Cited as Caesalpinia.]

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 179 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl.: 381 (1753).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Henry, A. [10739] China K000789325 Unknown Type Material Yes
Morse, H.B. [303] China K000789324 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5805] Singapore K001122205 Unknown Type Material Yes
Dr. King's Collector [519] Burma K000789323 Unknown Type Material Yes
Maenu'u, L. [6068] Solomon Islands K000789388 Isotype Yes
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 5804] K001122204 Unknown Type Material Yes
Balansa, B. [2145] Vietnam K000789321 Unknown Type Material Yes


  • Flora Zambesiaca

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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