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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Central Brazil.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central

Gyrostelma E.Fourn. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 6, 2001 Burchell [8323-2], Brazil K000095704

First published in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 6(4): 302 (1885)

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325. [Cited as Matelea.]

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