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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Venezuela to W. South America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Bolivia, Brazil North, Colombia, Ecuador, Panamá, Peru, Venezuela

Introduced into:

Bangladesh, Belize, Cameroon, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Southeast, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Solomon Is., Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Windward Is.

Sanchezia Ruiz & Pav. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Spruce, R. [3953], Peru K000202112
Krukoff, B.A. [5729], Brazil K001032712
Prance, G.T. [10276], Brazil K001032710
Krukoff, B.A. [6075], Brazil K001032713
Campbell, D.G. [P/21245], Brazil K001032709
Maas, P.J.M. [P 12665], Brazil K001032711

First published in Fl. Peruv. Prodr.: 5 (1794)

Accepted by

  • Tripp, E.A. & Koenemann, D.M. (2015). Nomenclatural synopsis of Sanchezia (Acanthaceae), fifty years since last treated Novon 24: 213-221.

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/
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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