Maytenus Molina

First published in Sag. Stor. Nat. Chili: 177 (1782)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropics & Subtropics.


Native to:

Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Aruba, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China South-Central, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, Free State, French Guiana, Gabon, Galápagos, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is., Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

California, Falkland Is., Myanmar, New York, Tadzhikistan


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. Scientific Data 8: 215.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Blakelock in Taxon 3: 196 (1954).
  • Exell & Mendonca Consp. Fl. Ang. 2: 1 (1954)
  • Loes. in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 20B: 134 (1942)
  • Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. 764 (1824–5)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Saggio Chile: 177 (1782).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by Sebsebe Demissew [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Sebsebe Demissew in Symb. Bot. Upsal. 25(2): 1–101 (1985).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Exell & Mendonça, C.F.A. 2: 1 (1954)
  • Fl. Pl. Lign. Rwanda: 200 (1982)
  • Loes. in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2, 20b: 134 (1942)
  • Marais in Bothalia 7: 381–386 (1960)
  • N. Robson & Sousa in Fl. Moçamb. 48: 5 (1969)
  • N. Robson in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 39: 6 (1965)
  • R. Wilczek in F.C.B. 9: 114 (1960)
  • Saggio Chile: 177 (1782)
  • Sebsebe in Symb. Bot. Upsal. 25(2): 1–101 (1985)
  • in F.Z. 2: 358 (1966)
  • in Fl. Ethiopia 3: 331 (1990)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Apr 2, 2000 Nascimento, F.H.F. [137], Brazil K001078280 Yes
Nov 9, 1985 Rambo, B. [42290], Brazil K001072383 Yes
Jan 1, 1980 Harley, R.M. [18395], Brazil K001078298 Yes
Jan 1, 1978 Irwin, H.S. [47983], Brazil K001072378 Yes
Jan 1, 1978 Irwin, H.S. [48342], Brazil K001072376 Yes
Jan 1, 1978 Irwin, H.S. [47486], French Guiana K001072377 Yes
Jan 1, 1978 Irwin, H.S. [48322], Brazil K001072379 Yes
Nov 24, 1977 Ramos, J. [6708], Brazil K001072399 Yes
Jan 1, 1975 Prance, G.T. [14477], Brazil K001072408 Yes
Jan 1, 1971 Fróes, R.L. [21544], Brazil K001072389 Yes
Jan 1, 1940 Ule, E. [6965], Brazil K001072391 Yes
Fay, J.M. [7325], Central African Republic 60363.000 No
Pennington, T.D. [17085], Peru 64716.000 No
Pennington, T.D. [17077], Peru 73400.000 No
Etuge, M. [3714], Cameroon K000437519 No
Laurênio, A. [267], Brazil K001078240 Yes
Leitão Filho, H.F. [s.n.], Brazil K001078246 Yes
Rodal, M.J.N. [609], Brazil K001078253 Yes
Tschá, M. [172], Brazil K001078254 Yes
Saar, E. [5609], Brazil K001078267 Yes
Atkins, S. [4594], Brazil K001078269 Yes
Agra, M.F. [665], Brazil K001072413 Yes
Silva, S.S. [s.n.], Brazil K001072414 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [6472], Brazil K001072418 Yes
Menezes, E. [77], Brazil K001078221 Yes
Harley, R.M. [CFCR 14159], Brazil K001078283 Yes
Harley, R.M. [CFCR 14352], Brazil K001078284 Yes
Glaziou, A. [2511], Brazil K001072358 Yes
Tweedie [s.n.], Brazil K001072361 Yes
Vauthier [150], Brazil K001072368 Yes
s.coll. [994], Brazil K001072369 Yes
Gardner [5693], Brazil K001072375 Yes
Hering, D.V. [18], Brazil K001072382 Yes
Passos, L.C. [s.n.], Brazil K001078272 Yes
Dusén, P. [s.n.], Brazil K001072396 Yes
Leitão Filho, H.F. [10257], Brazil K001072411 Yes
Inácio, E. [2], Brazil K001072412 Yes
Ferreira, C.A.C. [8028], Brazil K001072419 Yes
Glaziou, A. [20219], Brazil K001072350 Yes
Sales, M.F. de [343], Brazil K001078255 Yes
Sales, M.F. de [663], Brazil K001078251 Yes
Gomes, A.I. [s.n.], Brazil K001072363 Yes
Gardner, G. [5693], Brazil K001078220 Yes
Lucena, M.F.A. [46], Brazil K001078236 Yes
Furlan, A. [CFCR 7520], Brazil K001078290 Yes
Harley, R.M. [CFCR 14279], Brazil K001078286 Yes
Harley, R.M. [PCD 6039], Brazil K001078273 Yes
Silva, M.B. [93], Brazil K001072390 Yes
Prance, G.T. [9154], Brazil K001072381 Yes
Passos, L.C. [5772], Brazil K001078274 Yes
Laurênio, A. [128], Brazil K001078261 Yes
Tschá, M.C. [13], Brazil K001078230 Yes
Dusén, P. [11417], Brazil K001072395 Yes
Giulietti, A.M. [CFCR6754], Brazil K001078293 Yes
Rodal, M.J.N. [535], Brazil K001078263 Yes
Glaziou, A. [18991], Brazil K001072385 Yes
Pereira, B.A.S. [1004], Brazil K001072409 Yes
Ferreira, C.A.C. [8046], Brazil K001072416 Yes
Saar, E. [PCD 5700], Brazil K001078271 Yes
Carvalho, A.M.V. [208], Brazil K001078289 Yes
Ribeiro, R.D. [1004], Brazil K001078244 Yes
Eiten, G. [8362], Brazil K001072387 Yes
Hora, M.J. [8], Brazil K001078259 Yes
Glaziou [18156], Brazil K001072352 Yes
Dusén, P. [15124], Brazil K001072393 Yes
Marcon, A.B. [153], Brazil K001078248 Yes
Gardner [5381], Brazil K001072364 Yes
Tschá, M.C. [215], Brazil K001078226 Yes
Swanson [s.n.], Brazil K001072372 Yes
Gardner [3638], Brazil K001072388 Yes
Eiten, G. [8884-B], Brazil K001072386 Yes
Krieger, L. [23989], Brazil K001072404 Yes
Furlan, A. [CFCR 1636], Brazil K001078279 Yes
Atkins, S. [s.n.], Brazil K001078266 Yes
Gardner [4491], Brazil K001072401 Yes
Sales, M.F. de [330], Brazil K001078250 Yes
Taylor, N.P. [1597], Brazil K001078277 Yes
Hind, D.J.N. [71], Brazil K001072427 Yes
Inácio, E. [2], Brazil K001078229 Yes
Silva, D.C. [89], Brazil K001078256 Yes
Glaziou [8314], Brazil K001072359 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [6083], Brazil K001072405 Yes
Riedel [s.n.], Brazil K001072373 Yes
Sellow [s.n.], Brazil K001072374 Yes
Lima, H.C. [4021], Brazil K001072410 Yes
Glaziou [7571], Brazil K001072362 Yes
Roque, N. [CFCR 14920], Brazil K001078295 Yes
Pereira, B.A.S. [276], Brazil K001072426 Yes
Laurênio, A. [208], Brazil K001078258 Yes
Ferreira, C.A.C. [7699], Brazil K001072421 Yes
Fiaschi, P. [564], Brazil K001078245 Yes
Figueiredo, L.S. [103], Brazil K001078262 Yes
Harley, R.M. [PCD 6174], Brazil K001078268 Yes
Tschá, M.T. [438], Brazil K001078234 Yes
Tschá, M.C. [215], Brazil K001078225 Yes
Villarouco, F.M.O. [135], Brazil K001078238 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.], Brazil K001072371 Yes
Ferreira, C.A.C. [8028], Brazil K001072420 Yes
Roque, N. [14920], Brazil K001072403 Yes
Sano, P.T. [CFCR 14551], Brazil K001078275 Yes
Plowman, T. [2754], Brazil K001072356 Yes
Cheek, M. [10811], Cameroon 65007.000 No
Dusén, P. [10368], Brazil K001072397 Yes
Marcon, A.B. [14], Brazil K001078222 Yes
Glaziou [8326], Brazil K001072354 Yes
Oliveira, M. [130], Brazil K001078233 Yes
Mosén [s.n.], Brazil K001072384 Yes
Gomes, A.P.S. [208], Brazil K001078224 Yes
Dusén, P. [10316], Brazil K001072398 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [17467-B], Brazil K001072423 Yes
Blanchet [1541], Brazil K001072366 Yes
Oliveira, M. [49], Brazil K001078247 Yes
Sales, M.F. de [312], Brazil K001078264 Yes
Rodal, M.J.N. [340], Brazil K001078265 Yes
Pimentel, D.S. [2], Brazil K001078232 Yes
Burchell [2721], Brazil K001072367 Yes
Harley, R.M. [CFCR 14197], Brazil K001078281 Yes
Gardner [4491], Brazil K001072400 Yes
Nic Lughadha, E. [6170], Brazil K001078276 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [7270], Brazil K001072425 Yes
Lira, S.S. [85], Brazil K001078239 Yes
Pirani, J.R. [2847], Brazil K001078243 Yes
Silva, D.C. [37], Brazil K001078228 Yes
Krukoff, B.A. [5562], Brazil K001072392 Yes
Glaziou, A. [18185], Brazil K001072355 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [552], Brazil K001072424 Yes
Menezes, E. [77], Brazil K001078231 Yes
Oldeman [962], French Guiana K001072406 Yes
Harley, R.M. [CFCR 14279], Brazil K001078285 Yes
França, F. [1198], Brazil K001078291 Yes
Harley, R.M. [CFCR 7605], Brazil K001078292 Yes
Roque, N. [CFCR 14920], Brazil K001078294 Yes
Prance, G.T. [9144], Brazil K001072380 Yes
Glaziou, A. [10466], Brazil K001072351 Yes
Willians, L.O. [7500], Brazil K001072402 Yes
Nadruz, M. [524], Brazil K001078241 Yes
Jönsoan, G. [95a], Brazil K001072394 Yes
Costa-Silva, M.B. [328], Brazil K001078237 Yes
Atkins, S. [CFCR 14723], Brazil K001078297 Yes
Silva, L.F. [210], Brazil K001078252 Yes
Laurênio, A. [128], Brazil K001078260 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [6103], Brazil K001072422 Yes
Rodal, M.J.N. [333], Brazil K001078227 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [R 7332], Brazil K001078287 Yes
Calderon, C.E. [2718], Brazil K001072415 Yes
Sales, M.F. de [330], Brazil K001078219 Yes
Glaziou, A. [10470], Brazil K001072360 Yes
Hind, D.J.N. [71], Brazil K001072428 Yes
Nic Lughadha, E. [5963], Brazil K001078270 Yes
Lucena, M.F.A. [46], Brazil K001078235 Yes
Peron, M. [866], Brazil K001078242 Yes
s.coll. [1000], Brazil K001072365 Yes
Noblick, L.R. [2539], Brazil K001078278 Yes
Hind, D.J.N. [71], Brazil K001078299 Yes
Sales, M.F. de [313], Brazil K001078257 Yes
Tschá, M. [371], Brazil K001078223 Yes
Silva, L.A.M. [196], Brazil K001078288 Yes
Cunningham [s.n.], Brazil K001072357 Yes
Fróes, R.L. [23538], Brazil K001072417 Yes
Glaziou, A. [20220], Brazil K001072353 Yes
Harley. [20778], Brazil K001078296 Yes
Laurênio, A. [100], Brazil K001078249 Yes
s.coll. [1000], Brazil K001072370 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [6924], Brazil K001072407 Yes
Harley, R.M. [s.n.], Brazil K001078282 Yes


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