Hamelia patens Jacq.

First published in Enum. Syst. Pl.: 16 (1760)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & Subtropical America. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders, as a poison and a medicine, has environmental uses and for food.

Distribution

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

West Himalaya

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

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  • Borhidi, A. (2006). Rubiáceas de México: 1-512. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest.
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  • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (2012). Flora Mesoamericana 4(2): 1-533. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
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  • Delprete, P.G., Smith, L.B., Klein, R.M. (2005). Flora Ilustrada Catarinense 2: 349-842. Herbário "Barbosa Rodrigues", Atají, Brasil.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

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Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Bhellum, B.L. (2012). Flora exotica of Jammu and Kashmir (List- I). Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 36: 33-45.
  • Borhidi, A. (2006). Rubiáceas de México: 1-512. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest.
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  • Willis, K.J. (ed.) (2017). State of the World’s Plants 2017. Report. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2008 Sasaki, D. [2177], Mato Grosso K000447969 Yes
Jan 1, 2005 Spruce, R. [4188], Peru K000006703 Yes
Jan 1, 2005 Spruce, R. [6226], Ecuador K000006704 Yes
Aug 15, 2002 Peru K001438496 Yes
Sep 1, 1998 Felix, L.P. [4712], Paraíba K000015219 Yes
Sep 1, 1998 Felix, L.P. [EAN6595], Ceará K000015218 Yes
Jun 10, 1994 Colombia K001438535 Yes
Jan 18, 1989 Peru K001438510 Yes
Mar 26, 1973 Ecuador K001438485 Yes
Sep 5, 1962 Panama K001438525 Yes
Jul 31, 1932 Peru K001438522 Yes
Jul 27, 1922 Ecuador K001438469 Yes
Mar 15, 1876 Colombia K001438541 Yes
Jan 1, 1847 Colombia K001438538 Yes
Glocker [148], Bahia K000015221 Yes
Ule, E. [9116], Ceará K000015217 Yes
Salzmann, Bahia K000015216 Yes
de Carvalho, A.M. et al [6699], Bahia K000265094 Yes
Prance, G.T. [14676], Brazil K001135107 Yes
Hopkins, M.J.G. [652], Brazil K001135108 Yes
Lindeman, J.C. [787], Brazil K001135110 Yes
Barreto, S.M. [31], Brazil K001135123 Yes
Weir, J. [77], Brazil K001135113 Yes
Hopkins, M.J.G. [505], Brazil K001135119 Yes
Lima, J. [720], Brazil K001135118 Yes
Regnell, A.F. [II 132 1/2], Brazil K001135111 Yes
Demuner, V. [4814], Brazil K001135122 Yes
Saint-Hilaire, A. [s.n.], Brazil K001135112 Yes
Pengel, H.O. [28], Brazil K001135120 Yes
Stannard, B.L. [669], Brazil K001135117 Yes
Castro, R.M. [692], Brazil K001135103 Yes
Irwin, H.S. [11295], Brazil K001135106 Yes
Mexia, Y. [4591], Brazil K001135109 Yes
Noffs, L.B. [45], Brazil K001135104 Yes
Imray, J. [67], Dominica K001192439 Yes
Milliken, W. [179], Brazil K001135116 Yes
Silva, M.F. [2369], Brazil K001135114 Yes
Burchell [7405], Brazil K001135105 Yes
Kawall, M.A. [35], Brazil K001135102 Yes
Henderson, A. [543], Brazil K001135115 Yes
Sasaki, D. [2177], Brazil K001135121 Yes
Panama K001438454 Yes
Venezuela K001438455 Yes
Venezuela K001438456 Yes
Venezuela K001438457 Yes
Venezuela K001438458 Yes
Venezuela K001438459 Yes
Venezuela K001438460 Yes
Ecuador K001438461 Yes
Ecuador K001438462 Yes
Ecuador K001438463 Yes
Ecuador K001438464 Yes
Ecuador K001438466 Yes
Ecuador K001438467 Yes
Ecuador K001438468 Yes
Ecuador K001438470 Yes
Ecuador K001438471 Yes
Ecuador K001438472 Yes
Ecuador K001438473 Yes
Ecuador K001438474 Yes
Ecuador K001438475 Yes
Ecuador K001438476 Yes
Ecuador K001438477 Yes
Ecuador K001438478 Yes
Ecuador K001438479 Yes
Ecuador K001438480 Yes
Ecuador K001438481 Yes
Ecuador K001438482 Yes
Ecuador K001438483 Yes
Ecuador K001438484 Yes
Ecuador K001438486 Yes
Peru K001438487 Yes
Peru K001438488 Yes
Peru K001438489 Yes
Peru K001438490 Yes
Peru K001438491 Yes
Peru K001438492 Yes
Peru K001438493 Yes
Peru K001438494 Yes
Peru K001438495 Yes
Peru K001438497 Yes
Peru K001438498 Yes
Peru K001438499 Yes
Peru K001438500 Yes
Peru K001438501 Yes
Peru K001438502 Yes
Peru K001438503 Yes
Peru K001438504 Yes
Peru K001438505 Yes
Peru K001438506 Yes
Peru K001438507 Yes
Peru K001438508 Yes
Peru K001438509 Yes
Peru K001438511 Yes
Peru K001438512 Yes
Peru K001438513 Yes
Peru K001438514 Yes
Peru K001438515 Yes
Peru K001438516 Yes
Peru K001438517 Yes
Peru K001438518 Yes
Peru K001438519 Yes
Peru K001438520 Yes
Peru K001438521 Yes
Peru K001438523 Yes
Panama K001438526 Yes
Panama K001438527 Yes
Panama K001438528 Yes
Panama K001438529 Yes
Panama K001438530 Yes
Panama K001438531 Yes
Panama K001438532 Yes
Panama K001438533 Yes
Colombia K001438534 Yes
Colombia K001438536 Yes
Colombia K001438537 Yes
Colombia K001438539 Yes
Colombia K001438540 Yes
Fosberg, F.R. [19303], Colombia K001438542 Yes
Colombia K001438543 Yes
Colombia K001438544 Yes
Colombia K001438545 Yes
Colombia K001438546 Yes
Zarucchi, J.L.; Cuadros, H. [3863], Colombia K001438549 Yes
Colombia K001438550 Yes
Colombia K001438551 Yes
May 5, 1981 Panama Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438552 Yes
Jun 1, 1945 Colombia, Venezuela Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438560 Yes
Jun 27, 1935 Colombia, Venezuela Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438566 Yes
Guilding, L. [s.n.] Hamelia patens var. glabra K000424381 Yes
Holton, I.F. [s.n.], Colombia Hamelia patens var. glabra K000424377 Yes
Purdie [s.n.], Colombia Hamelia patens var. glabra K000424378 Yes
Schlim, L. [547], Colombia Hamelia patens var. glabra K000424376 Unknown type material Yes
Krukoff, B.A. [5119], Brazil Hamelia patens var. glabra K001135096 Yes
Lindeman, J.C. [13240], Brazil Hamelia patens var. glabra K001135098 Yes
Krukoff, B.A. [4710], Brazil Hamelia patens var. glabra K001135097 Yes
Krukoff, B.A. [5119], Brazil Hamelia patens var. glabra K001135095 Yes
Panama Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438553 Yes
Colombia, Venezuela Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438554 Yes
Colombia, Venezuela Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438555 Yes
Colombia, Venezuela Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438556 Yes
Saudeman, C. [5569], Colombia Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438557 Yes
Colombia, Venezuela Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438558 Yes
Colombia, Venezuela Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438559 Yes
Colombia, Venezuela Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438561 Yes
Colombia, Venezuela Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438562 Yes
Colombia, Venezuela Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438563 Yes
Colombia, Venezuela Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438564 Yes
Colombia, Venezuela Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438565 Yes
Colombia, Venezuela Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438567 Yes
Colombia, Venezuela Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438568 Yes
Colombia, Venezuela Hamelia patens var. glabra K001438569 Yes

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    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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