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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America.
Prestonia

Native to:

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

Prestonia R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2001 Stannard, B.L. [703], Brazil K000903489 isolectotype
Ollerton, J. [181], Guyana 64608.000
Traill, J.W.H. [520], Brazil K000903490

First published in Asclepiadeae: 58 (1810)

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.
  • Scatolin do Rio, M.C. & Kinoshita, L.S. (2005). Prestonia (Apocynaceae) no Sul e Suleste do Brasil Hoehnea 32: 233-258.

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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