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This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, South America, North America and Australasia.

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil West-Central, California, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Queensland, Solomon Is., South Australia, Tasmania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Victoria, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Azores, Bangladesh, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Fiji, France, Great Britain, Haiti, Ireland, Madeira, Mauritius, New Caledonia, Pakistan, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Sri Lanka, Trinidad-Tobago, Vietnam

Muehlenbeckia Meisn. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Pl. Vasc. Gen. 1: 316 (1841)

Accepted by

  • Schuster, T.M., Reveal, J.L., Bayly, M.J. & Kron, K.A. (2015). An updated molecular phylogeny of Polygonoideae (Polygonaceae): relationships of Oxygonum, Pteroxygonum, and Rumex, and a new circumscription of Koenigia Taxon 64: 1188-1208.

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