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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America.
Eleutherine

Native to:

Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Venezuela, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Angola, Cambodia, India, New Caledonia, Réunion, Trinidad-Tobago, Vietnam, Zaïre

Eleutherine Herb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Edwards's Bot. Reg. 29: t. 57 (1843)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2005). Monocotyledons and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 52: 1-415.
  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

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