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This species is accepted, and its native range is Society Islands.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Society Is.

Platylepis commelynae (Lindl.) Rchb.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 20, 2000 Bidwill, J.C. [s.n.], French Polynesia K000079074 isotype

First published in Linnaea 41: 62 (1876)

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Moerenhoutia commelynae.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Margonska, H.B. & Szlachetko, D.L. (2010). Orchidaceae of Tahiti, French Polynesia: 1-139. Gdansk University Press.

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