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This genus is accepted, and its native range is New World.
Matelea

Native to:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, California, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Illinois, Indiana, Jamaica, Kansas, Kentucky, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Maryland, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Nicaragua, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Suriname, Tennessee, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virginia, West Virginia, Windward Is.

Matelea Aubl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2005 Wood, J.R.I. [21815], Bolivia 77367.000
Jan 1, 1992 Harley, R.M. [19166], Brazil K000096402
Jan 1, 1981 Prance, G.T. [17913], Brazil K000095699
Ollerton, J. [177], Guyana 72708.000
Wood, J.R.I. [17117], Bolivia 73380.000
Gardner [6061], Brazil K000096405
Ganev, W. [3377], Brazil K001060853
Melo, E. [1678], Brazil K001060852
Glaziou, A. [21756], Brazil K000096396
Coradin, L. [5766], Brazil K000096398
Burchell [8301], Brazil K000096399
Gardner [6061], Brazil K000096404
Burchell [7456], Brazil K000096403
Gardner [1839], Brazil K000096406
Parry, C.C. [586], Mexico K000614102 paralectotype
Mexia, Y. [6025], Brazil K000095698

First published in Hist. Pl. Guiane: 277 (1775)

Accepted by

  • Albers, F. & Meve, U. (eds.) (2002). Illustrated handbook of succulent plants Asclepiadaceae, corr. 2nd printing: 1-318. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg,New York.
  • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (2009). Flora Mesoamericana 4(1): 1-855. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

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/
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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/
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Kew Science Photographs
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