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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Australia to SW. Pacific.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Chatham Is., Fiji, Kermadec Is., New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., Queensland, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., South Australia, Tasmania, Tonga, Vanuatu, Victoria

Melicytus J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Char. Gen. Pl.: 123 (1776)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

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