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

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, California, Cayman Is., Colombia, Colorado, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Galápagos, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Kansas, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nebraska, Netherlands Antilles, Nevada, New Mexico, Nicaragua, Oklahoma, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Utah, Venezuela, Windward Is., Wyoming

Introduced into:

Alabama, Ethiopia, Hawaii, Mississippi, North Carolina, Taiwan

Pectis L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Spruce, R. [6476], Ecuador K000200709
Spruce, R. [6476], Ecuador K000200708

First published in Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 1189, 1221, 1376 (1759)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

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