1. Family: Goodeniaceae R.Br.
    1. Genus: Scaevola L.
      1. Scaevola taccada (Gaertn.) Roxb.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to E. Tanzania, KwaZulu-Natal, Indian Ocean to Pacific.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Aldabra, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Christmas I., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Cook Is., Fiji, Gilbert Is., Hawaii, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Line Is., Maldives, Maluku, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Niue, Northern Territory, Philippines, Phoenix Is., Queensland, Réunion, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tanzania, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis-Futuna Is., Western Australia

    Extinct in:

    Norfolk Is.

    Introduced into:

    Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Is., Cuba, Florida, Leeward Is., Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Texas, Windward Is.

    Scaevola taccada (Gaertn.) Roxb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 26, 2004 Brown, R. [s.n.], Australia K000216448
    Oct 26, 2004 Cunningham, A. [s.n.], Australia K000216113
    Oct 26, 2004 Dallachy [s.n.], Australia K000216111
    Oct 26, 2004 Mueller, F. von [s.n.], Australia K000216115
    Oct 26, 2004 leg. ign. [s.n.], New Caledonia K000216109
    Oct 26, 2004 Schultz, N. [s.n.], Australia K000216116
    Verdcourt, B. [3910], Kenya 26046.000
    Hunt, P.F. [2761], Solomon Is. 29879.000
    Renvoize, S.A. [1253], Seychelles 6049.029
    Renvoize, S.A. [743], Seychelles 7389.000
    Wallich [1314] K000741869
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 1314], Malaysia K001112705
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 1314] K001112706
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 1314] K001112707
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 1314] K001112708
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 1314] K001112709
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 1314] K001112710
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 1314] K001112711
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 1314], Thailand K001112712
    Drummond, R.B. [1059], Kenya Scaevola frutescens 11592.000
    Faulkner, H. [2681], Tanzania Scaevola frutescens 6643.000
    Jeffrey, C. [387], Seychelles Scaevola frutescens 23322.000
    Fitzalan, E. [s.n.], Australia Scaevola koenigii K000216112
    Schomburgk, M.R. [s.n.], Australia Scaevola koenigii K000216117
    Forster [s.n.], New Caledonia Scaevola sericea K000741974
    s.coll. [s.n.], New Caledonia Scaevola sericea K000741975

    First published in Hort. Bengal.: 15 (1814)

    Accepted by

    • van Proosdij, A.S.J. (2012). Arnoldo's Zakflora, ed. 4: 1-318. Walburg Pers, Zutphen.

    Not accepted by

    • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento. [Cited as Scaevola plumieri.]
    • Castle, G.E. (1994). Flore des Seychelles Dicotylédones: 1-663. Orstom Editions. [Cited as Scaevola sericea.]
    • Woodroffe, C.D. (1985). Vegetation and flora of Nui Atoll, Tuvalu Atoll Research Bulletin 283: 1-18. [Cited as Scaevola sericea.]

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