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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nepal to S. China and W. Malesia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Assam, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Jawa, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam

Melissa axillaris (Benth.) Bakh.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2013 Wallich, N. [2825], Nepal K000911335
Lammers [8460], Taiwan K000194642
Robinson, H.C. [s.n.], Indonesia K000855836
Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Indonesia K000855833
Backer, C.A. [21603], Indonesia K000855834
Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Indonesia K000855832
Horsfield, T. [s.n.], Indonesia K000855838
Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Indonesia K000855839
Kerr, A.F.G. [21189], Laos K000855830
s.coll. [s.n.], Indonesia K000855835
Slooten, D.F. van [764], Indonesia K000855841
Matthew, C.G. [s.n.], Indonesia K000855840
Steenis, C.G.G.J.van [4273], Indonesia K000855837
Vu, X.P. [HNK24], Vietnam K000855829
Kerr, A.F.G. [21189], Laos K000855831
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 2752], Nepal Geniosporum axillare K001117023
He [s.n.], India Melissa parviflora K000194641
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 2125], Nepal Melissa parviflora K001115257

First published in C.A.Backer, Fl. Java 2: 629 (1965)

Accepted by

  • Bramley, G.L.C. (2019). Flora Malesiana 23: 1-444. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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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