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This species is accepted, and its native range is Peru to Bolivia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru

Aphelandra formosa (Bonpl.) Nees appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 1, 1972 Pearce [368], Bolivia K000534520
Oct 1, 1972 Jameson [166], Ecuador K000534519 isotype
Jul 1, 1972 Hall [6] K000534521 holotype
Jul 1, 1972 K000534523
Spruce, R. [5573], Ecuador K000202109
André, E. [3198], Colombia K000534522

First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 11: 301 (1847)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

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