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

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela

Introduced into:

New South Wales, Queensland

Oxypetalum R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Harley, R.M. [27043], Brazil 54737.000
Ollerton, J. [196], Guyana 72781.000
Farinaccio, M.A. [490], Brazil K000996046
Farinaccio, M.A. [724], Brazil K000996048
Farinaccio, M.A. [490], Brazil K000996047
Glaziou [16364], Brazil K000096224

First published in Asclepiadeae: 30 (1810)

Accepted by

  • 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/
© 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