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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central & E. China.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast

Fontanesia fortunei Carrière appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [s.n.], China Fontanesia chinensis K000978672
Forbes, F.B. [20725], China Fontanesia chinensis K000978670
s.coll. [s.n.], China Fontanesia chinensis K000978673
Fortune, R. [45], China Fontanesia chinensis K000978671

First published in Rev. Hort. (Paris), sér. 4, 8: 43 (1859)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

Not accepted by

  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (1996). Flora of China 15: 1-387. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. [Cited as Fontanesia philliraeoides.]

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