Richardia grandiflora (Cham. & Schltdl.) Steud.

First published in Nomencl. Bot., ed. 2, 1: 459 (1840)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Brazil to Bolivia and NE. Argentina. It is an annual or perennial and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.


Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Paraguay, Uruguay

Introduced into:



Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Delprete, P.G. & Cortés-B., R. (2006 publ. 2007). A synopsis of the Rubiaceae of the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, with a key to genera, and a preliminary species list. Revista de Biologia Neotropical 3: 13-96.
  • 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.
  • Kunzer, J.M., Wunderlin, R.P. & Anderson, L.C. (2009). New and noteworthy plants from Florida. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 3: 331-337.
  • Ramos Varjão, R., Gomes Jardim, J. & de Souza Canceição, A. (2013). Rubiaceae Juss. de caatinga na APA Serra Branco/Raso da Catarina, Bahia, Brasil. Biota Neotropica 13: 105-123.
  • Sant'Ana Melhem, T., das Graças Lapa Wanderley, M., Ehlin Martins, S., Jung-Mendaçolli, S.L., Shepherd, G.J. & Kirizawa, M. (eds.) (2007). Flora Fanerogâmica do Estado de São Paulo 5: 1-476. Instituto de Botânica, São Paulo.
  • Zappi, D.C. & al. (2003). Lista das plantas vasculares de Catoles. Boletim de Botânica da Universidade de São Paulo 21(2): 345-398.
  • de Socorro Pereira, M. & de Vasconcellos Barbosa, M.R. (2006). A família Rubiaceae na reserva biológica Guaribas, Paraíba, Brasil. Subfamília Rubioideae. Acta Botanica Brasilica 20: 455-470.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Delprete, P.G. (2010). Rubiaceae. Flora dos estados de Goiás e Tocantins 40: 1-1610. Universidade Federal de Goiás.
  • Kunzer, J.M., Wunderlin, R.P. & Anderson, L.C. (2009). New and noteworthy plants from Florida. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 3: 331-337.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 2001 Souza, V.C. [22723A], Bahia K000012347 Yes
Oct 1, 1999 Pirani, J.R. [CFCR7415], Bahia K000014343 Yes
Feb 1, 1999 Stannard, B. [PCD5531], Bahia K000013404 Yes
Oct 1, 1998 Guedes, M.L. [PCD470], Bahia K000016044 Yes
Oct 1, 1998 Harley, R.M. [21094], Bahia K000016339 Yes
Oct 1, 1998 Gardner [1035], Pernambuco K000016469 Yes
Oct 1, 1998 Preston, T.A., Bahia K000016467 Yes
Oct 1, 1998 Fevereiro, V.P.B. [M147], Paraíba K000016468 Yes
Oct 1, 1998 Gardner [1035A], Pernambuco K000016470 Yes
Feb 1, 1998 Salzmann [s.n.], Bahia K000016475 Yes
Feb 1, 1998 Burchell [6680] K000470410 Yes
Jan 1, 1998 Harley, R.M. [26065], Bahia K000016260 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Pirani, J.R. [H51345], Bahia K000001910 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Nic Lughadha, E. [H51045], Bahia K000001909 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Stannard, B. [H52703], Bahia K000001908 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Ganev, W. [389], Bahia K000001901 Yes
Nov 1, 1996 Silva, G.P. [2482], Rio Grande do Norte K000016333 Yes
Oct 1, 1996 Rodal, M.J.N. [260], Pernambuco K000016336 Yes
Jan 1, 1995 Gomes, A.P.S. [47], Brazil K000265166 Yes
Mar 1, 1994 Coradin, L. [6429], Bahia K000016334 Yes
Feb 1, 1994 Luetzelburg, P.V. [27085], Bahia K000016325 Yes
Dec 1, 1984 Collares, J.E.R. [155], Paraíba K000016338 Yes
Feb 12, 1971 Salzmann [s.n.], Bahia K000016465 Unknown type material Yes
Feb 1, 1971 Gregory, H.L. [582], Pernambuco K000016324 Yes
Feb 1, 1971 Pohl [817], Brazil K000016330 Yes
Feb 1, 1971 Gardner [2194], Piauí K000016464 Yes
Feb 1, 1971 Darwin, C. [213], Bahia K000018050 Yes
Feb 1, 1971 Blanchet, Bahia K000018052 Yes
Feb 1, 1971 Sellow [s.n.], Brazil K000016522 Unknown type material Yes
Feb 1, 1971 Chamisso [s.n.], Brazil K000016466 Unknown type material Yes
Glocker [64], Bahia K000016328 Yes
Pickersgill, B. [RU72122], Bahia K000016323 Yes
Harley, R.M. [18318], Bahia K000016326 Yes
Harley, R.M. [19099], Bahia K000016327 Yes
Eiten, G. [10883], Bahia K000016329 Yes
Harley, R.M. [16341], Bahia K000016331 Yes
Harley, R.M. [15623], Bahia K000016332 Yes
Harley, R.M. [19741], Bahia K000016335 Yes
Harley, R.M. [21488], Bahia K000016337 Yes
Oliveira, R. P. et al. [200], Bahia K000265012 Yes
Bandeira, F.P. [173], Bahia K000265015 Yes
Tscha, M.C. [132], Brazil K000265163 Yes
Tscha, M.C. [132], Brazil K000265164 Yes
Andrade, K. [58], Brazil K000265186 Yes
s.coll. [818], Brazil K001204588 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [1053], Brazil K001204592 Yes
Irwin, H.S. [15180], Brazil K001204594 Yes
Pires, J.M. [57986], Brazil K001204602 Yes
Burchell [8957], Brazil K001204581 Yes
Kirkbride, J.H. Jr. [1687], Brazil K001204600 Yes
Riedel [817], Brazil K001204585 Yes
Burchell [8770], Brazil K001204578 Yes
Pereira-Silva, G. [2482], Brazil K001204608 Yes
Dieter, F.R. [14], Brazil K001204601 Yes
Blanchet [s.n.], Brazil K001204610 Yes
Swainson [s.n.], Brazil K001204607 Yes
Irwin, H.S. [26798], Brazil K001204595 Yes
Tweedie [s.n.], Brazil K001204582 Yes
Glaziou, A. [12778], Brazil K001204587 Yes
Taylor, E.L. [E/1286], Brazil K001204593 Yes
Arbo, M.M. [3194], Brazil K001204591 Yes
Bandeira, F.P. [173], Bahia K000265014 Yes
Burchell [7732], Brazil K001204577 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001204603 Yes
Custodio Filho, A. [939], Brazil K001204596 Yes
Glaziou [18276], Brazil K001204589 Yes
Riedel [1516], Brazil K001204586 Yes
Junqueira, M.E.R. [5], Brazil K001204604 Yes
unknown [183], Minas Gerais K000470409 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [17604], Brazil K001204590 Yes
Gardner [3776], Brazil K001204598 Yes
Tweedie [s.n.], Brazil K001204584 Yes
Tweedie [375] K001204583 Yes
Krieger, L. [14053], Brazil K001204576 Yes
Tscha, M.C. [30], Brazil K000265185 Yes
Burchell [8690], Brazil K001204611 Yes
Gardner [3234], Brazil K001204597 Yes
Coradin, L. [2578], Brazil K001204606 Yes
Silva, L.F. [30], Brazil K000265187 Yes
Kirkbride, J.H. [3027], Brazil K001204599 Yes
Burchell [8660], Brazil K001204580 Yes
Conceição, A. S. [497], Bahia K000265013 Yes
Burchell [6680], Brazil K001204579 Yes
Silva, M.M. [71], Brazil K001204605 Yes


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