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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Blepharis pungens Klotzsch appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1997 Hornby, R.M. [2743], Mozambique K000394233 neotype
Jan 1, 1997 Johnson [98], Mozambique K000394234 lectotype

First published in W.C.H.Peters, Naturw. Reise Mossambique 6(1): 211 (1861)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Vollesen, K. (2013). Flora Zambesiaca 8(5): 1-184. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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