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This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa, Central & S. U.S.A. to Mexico, S. Brazil to S. South America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Arizona, Arkansas, Brazil South, Chile Central, Chile North, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Juan Fernández Is., Kansas, Louisiana, Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Paraguay, Texas, Uruguay

Introduced into:

El Salvador, Honduras

Plectocephalus D.Don appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Brit. Fl. Gard. 4: t. 51 (1830)

Accepted by

  • (2020). https://www.mapress.com/j/pt/article/view/phytotaxa.437.4.4/39233 epublication.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

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