Bixa L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 512 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Mexico to S. Tropical America.

Distribution

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela

Introduced into:

Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Cambodia, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Galápagos, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Haiti, Hawaii, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Leeward Is., Liberia, Marianas, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuelan Antilles, Wallis-Futuna Is., Windward Is., Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 1: 113.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 228 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 512 (1753)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 228 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 512 (1753)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0