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This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Europe, Africa, North America and Asia-Temperate.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Altay, Amur, Assam, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colorado, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Egypt, Finland, France, Free State, Føroyar, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Gulf States, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Kuwait, KwaZulu-Natal, Labrador, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Libya, Madeira, Magadan, Manchuria, Mexico Northwest, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Mexico, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nunavut, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Québec, Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, South European Russi, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon

Introduced into:

Alabama, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Cambodia, Chile Central, Chile South, Connecticut, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Illinois, Iowa, Juan Fernández Is., Kansas, Kentucky, Laos, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, Newfoundland, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Territory, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Peru, Queensland, Rhode I., Saskatchewan, South Australia, South Carolina, Taiwan, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tristan da Cunha, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Western Australia, Western Sahara, Wisconsin

Papaver L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
22196.000
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8121], Nepal Meconopsis K001129010
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8122], India Meconopsis K001129011
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8123], India Meconopsis K001129012
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8123], Nepal Meconopsis K001129013
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8124], India Meconopsis K001129014
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8125], Nepal Meconopsis K001129015
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] Meconopsis K001132281

First published in Sp. Pl.: 506 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1993). Flora Europaea ed. 2, 1: 1-581. Cambridge University Press.

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