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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

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

Forsteronia G.Mey. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1991 Gardner [1663], Brazil K000996280
Jan 1, 1989 Ferreira, C.A.C. [7110], Brazil K000996284
Jan 1, 1980 Eiten, G. [6023], Brazil K000996283
Jan 1, 1980 Eiten, G. [7840], Brazil K000996282
Krukoff, B.A. [8534], Brazil K000996274
Heringer, E.P. [5467], Brazil K000996279
Tameirão, E. [1018], Brazil K000996272
Ducke, A. [1890], Brazil K000996276
Irwin, H.S. [48261], French Guiana K000996269
Kuhlmann, M. [3968], Brazil K000996270
Fróes, R.L. [20896], Brazil K000996275
Dusén, P. [s.n.], Brazil K000996281
Heringer, E.P. [17962], Brazil K000996278
Tameirão, E. [2147], Brazil K000996271
Melo, P.H.A. [233], Brazil K000996273
Rambo, B. [46944], Brazil K000996277

First published in Prim. Fl. Esseq.: 133 (1818)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0