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

Native to:

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

Casselia Nees & Mart. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lankester, C.H. [s.n.], Brazil K000944196

First published in Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 11: 73 (1823)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • O'Leary, N. & Múlgura, M.E. (2010). A taxonomic revision of Casselia (Verbenaceae), a genus endemic to the South american cerrado and Mata Atlántica biogeographic provinces Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 137: 166-179.

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/
© 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