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

Native to:

Andaman Is., Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Korea, Laos, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, New Guinea, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam

Pellionia Gaudich. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. s.n.], Myanmar K001132550
Rottler, J.P. [Cat. no. s.n.], Kerala K001132549

First published in Voy. Uranie: 494 (1830)

Not accepted by

  • (2019). https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790318300101?via%3Dihub epublication. [Cited as Elatostema.]

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