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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to S. Pacific.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Hainan, Japan, Laos, Maluku, Myanmar, New Guinea, Sumatera, Taiwan, Vanuatu, Vietnam

Pellionia Gaudich. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. s.n.], Myanmar K001132550
Rottler, J.P. [Cat. no. s.n.], Kerala K001132549

First published in Voy. Uranie: 494 (1830)

Not accepted by

  • (2019). https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790318300101?via%3Dihub epublication. [Cited as Elatostema.]

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