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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles

Calea L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Hind, D.J.N. [3160], Brazil 60103.000
Guedes, M.L. [PCD 3043], Brazil 63216.000
Souza, V.C. [14652], Brazil K001103787
Ball, J. [s.n.], Brazil K001103793
Pott, A. [6476], Brazil K001103795
Lima, A. [58-2961], Brazil K001103796
Queiroz, L.P. [12613], Brazil K001103789
Souza, V.C. [15661], Brazil K001103785
Assis, M.C. [s.n.], Brazil K001103794
Ball, J. [s.n.], Brazil K001103792
Philcox, D. [4100], Brazil K001103786
Pirani, J.R. [5242], Brazil K001103791
Pirani, J.R. [5329], Brazil K001103790
Lima, A. [58-3090], Brazil K001103788

First published in Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 1179 (1763)

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