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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to S. Tropical America.
Cascabela ovata

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela

Introduced into:

Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canary Is., Cayman Is., Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Cook Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., Fiji, Gambia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, India, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Nepal, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Senegal, Society Is., Taiwan, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Cascabela Raf. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sylva Tellur.: 162 (1838)

Accepted by

  • Alvarado-Cárdenas, L.O. & Ocheterena, H. (2007). A phylogenetic analysis of the Cascabelia-Thevetia species complex (Plumerieae, Apocynaceae) based on morphology Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 94: 298-323.

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Thevetia.]
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Thevetia.]

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