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This species is accepted, and its native range is Lesser Antilles to N. South America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

French Guiana, Guyana, Leeward Is., Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Smilax oblongata Sw. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 2010 Schomburgk [353], Guyana K000400487
Apr 1, 2010 Hoehne, W. [3933], São Paulo K000828189
Hoehne, W. [3933], São Paulo K000828190
Jan 1, 2005 Milliken, W. [169], Roraima Smilax cumanensis K000828186
Apr 1, 1975 Hostmann [1219], Surinam Smilax cumanensis K000400611
Apr 1, 1975 Hostmann [388], Surinam Smilax cumanensis K000400612
Apr 1, 1975 Hostmann [1219], Surinam Smilax cumanensis K000400962
Apr 1, 1975 Schomburgk [597], Guyana Smilax cumanensis K000400613
Apr 1, 1975 Hostmann [388], Surinam Smilax cumanensis K000400964
Apr 1, 1975 Miquel [s.n.], Surinam Smilax cumanensis K000400963
Milliken, W. [169], Roraima Smilax cumanensis K000828187
Stannard, B.L. [792], Roraima Smilax cumanensis K000828188

First published in Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ.: 59 (1788)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Ferrufino-Acosta, L. (2010). Taxonomic revision of the genus Smilax (Smilacaceae) in Central America and the Caribbean islands Willdenowia 40: 227-280.
  • Moscoso, R.H. (1943). Catalogus Florae Domingensis: 1-732. New York.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bono, G. (1996). Flora Y Vegetacion del Estado Táchira Venezuela: 1-951. Museo Regionaledi Scienze Naturali, Torino.
  • Ferrufino-Acosta, L. (2010). Taxonomic revision of the genus Smilax (Smilacaceae) in Central America and the Caribbean islands Willdenowia 40: 227-280.
  • Hoyos F., J. (1985). Flora de la Isla Margarita Venezuela: 1-927. Sociedad de Ciencias Naturales La Salle.

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