Dicliptera Juss.

First published in Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. 9: 267 (1807), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropics & Subtropics to Central & S. U.S.A.


Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile North, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, Free State, French Guiana, Gabon, Galápagos, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Gulf States, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Illinois, India, Indiana, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kansas, Kentucky, Kenya, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Louisiana, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Missouri, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Mexico, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, North Carolina, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oklahoma, Oman, Pakistan, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rwanda, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Socotra, Somalia, South Carolina, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virginia, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Windward Is., Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Hawaii, Italy


Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 5: 256.
  • in Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 9: 267 (1807), nom. cons.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 9: 267 (1807), conserved name.
  • —Darbyshire & Vollesen in Kew Bull. 62: 119–128 (2007).
  • —Darbyshire in Kew Bull. 63: 361–383 (2009).
  • —K. Balkwill, Getliffe Norris & M.-J. Balkwill in Kew Bull. 51: 1–61 (1996).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2015 Hinton, G.B.; et al. [5602] Mexico K000080043 Yes
Feb 1, 2009 Edwards, J. [2104] Malaysia K000610265 Yes
Feb 1, 2008 Bau, B. [14] Indonesia K000224873 Yes
Dec 1, 2007 Klappa, S. [56] Papua New Guinea K000449704 Yes
Dec 1, 2007 Klappa, S. [56] Papua New Guinea K000224666 Yes
Dec 1, 2007 Ellen, R.F. [152] Indonesia K000224685 No
Nov 20, 2003 Takeuchi, W., et al. [13859] Papua New Guinea K000184300 Yes
Mar 28, 1986 Buchanan, J. [1474] Malawi K000378982 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1986 Baker, R.M.; et. al. [4627] Australia K000607931 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1986 Bilimek [329] Mexico K000080040 No
Aug 1, 1970 Petherick [s.n.] Sudan K000378943 Unknown Type Material Yes
Humbert, H. [11471] Madagascar K000378967 Unknown Type Material Yes
Rabarivola, M. L.; Vorontsova, M. S.; Razanatsoa, J.; Onjalalaina, G. E.; Nanjarisoa, O. P. [RML 450] Madagascar K001037059 Yes
King, E.L. [103b] Sierra Leone K:SPC-02815.000 No
Forster [s.n.] K000884442 Unknown Type Material Yes
Thomson, T. [s.n.] India K000357803 Type Yes
Onjalalaina, G.E.; Rakotonasolo, F.; Rajaonah, M.T.; Rabehevitra, D.; Andrianantenaiana, T.; Randriamandimby, P.G.; Rakotondrahasy, G. [OLG 1114] Madagascar K000936624 Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [2445] Thailand K000884462 Type Yes
Dawkins, H.C. [621] Uganda K:SPC-04227.000 No
Daniel, T.F.; Almeda, F.; Bartholomew, B. [6234] Costa Rica K000080041 No
Curran, H.M. [19258] Philippines K000884450 Unknown Type Material Yes
Tweedie, E.M. [828] Kenya K:SPC-02811.000 No
Loher, A. [12196] Philippines K000884453 Unknown Type Material Yes
Clarke, C.B. [25235] India K000357802 Type Yes
Langlassé, E. [914] Mexico K000080035 No
Balkwill, K. [s.n.] K000884460 Type Yes
Hornby, E.M. [2982A] Tanzania K:SPC-04226.000 No
Kerr, A.T.G. [2445] Thailand K000884461 Type Yes
Mexico K000529519 Unknown Type Material Yes
Tweedie, E.M. Kenya K:SPC-25116.000 No
Buchanan [127] Malawi K000378981 Type Yes
Tweedie [754] Argentina K000529488 Unknown Type Material Yes
Rudin [2864] Cameroon K:SPC-13073.000 No
Mphamba [62] Mozambique K000614280 Yes
Whyte [s.n.] Malawi K000378980 Type Yes
Martínez S., E.; Soto N., J.C.; Hernández M., B. [3745] Mexico K000080042 No
Ebong, E. Cameroon K:SPC-63832.000 No
Harris, T. [s.n.] Malawi K000614636 Yes
Dec 22, 2015 de Vogel; Vermeulen [6591] Peristrophe K000939419 Yes
Dec 22, 2015 Coode, M.J.E. [5833] Indonesia Peristrophe K000939420 Yes
Jan 1, 1985 Welwitsch [5168] Angola Peristrophe K000379029 Isolectotype Yes
Jan 1, 1985 Welwitsch [5132] Angola Peristrophe K000379030 Type Yes
Oct 15, 1897 Hens, Fr. [53] Congo, Republic of the Peristrophe K000379039 Unknown Type Material Yes
Kuntze, O. [5259] Peristrophe K000884457 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wood, J.R.I. [2322] Peristrophe K000884396 Type Yes
Horsfield, T. [s.n.] Peristrophe K000884458 Type Yes
Horsfield [122] Peristrophe K000884459 Unknown Type Material Yes
Zollinger, H. [51] Peristrophe K000884456 Unknown Type Material Yes
Forrest [10697] China Peristrophe K000884390 Type Yes


  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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