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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Chile Central, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela

Calydorea Herb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Edwards's Bot. Reg. 29(Misc.): 85 (1843)

Accepted by

  • Goldblatt, P. & Henrich, J.E. (1991). Calydorea Herbert (Iridaceae-Tigridieae): Notes on this New World genus & reduction to synonymy of Salpingostylis, Cardiostigma, Itysa & Catila. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 78: 504-511.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

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