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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Ethiopia and S. Tropical Africa, Madagascar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Acanthopale C.B.Clarke appears in other Kew resources:

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 5: 62 (1899)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Bremekamp in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 73: 142 (1943).
  • in F.T.A. 5: 62 (1899)

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