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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical America, Tropical Africa, W. Indian Ocean.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Alabama, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arkansas, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Liberia, Louisiana, Madagascar, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Missouri, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oklahoma, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Carolina, Suriname, Tennessee, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Windward Is., Zaïre

Introduced into:

Canary Is., Galápagos, Jawa

Cayaponia Silva Manso appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 2, 1992 Farney, C. [3287], Brazil K001137133
Peru 44874.000
Jardim, J.G. [5587], Brazil K001137127
Prance, G.T. [24794], Brazil K001137130
Prance, G.T. [10687], Brazil K001137132
Milliken, W. [29], Brazil K001137131
Folli, D.A. [1799], Brazil K001137136
Nelson, B. [1387], Brazil K001137129
Folli, D.A. [1799], Brazil K001137135
Nelsoon, B. [1387], Brazil K001137128
Nelson, B. [1465], Brazil K001137134

First published in Enum. Subst. Braz.: 31 (1836)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 2: 568, as Trianosperma Mart.

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