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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Pacific.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Afghanistan, Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Gilbert Is., Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Marshall Is., Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Introduced into:

Belize, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Chagos Archipelago, Cook Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, Florida, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Louisiana, Marquesas, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Niue, Panamá, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Samoa, Society Is., Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Venezuelan Antilles, Wallis-Futuna Is., Windward Is.

Strobilanthes Blume appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Cribb, P. [10065], Tanzania 37198.000
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. s.n.], Indian Subcontinent K001132505
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. s.n.], Indian Subcontinent Aechmanthera K001132504

First published in Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind.: 781 (1826)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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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