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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Pacific.

Native to:

Bangladesh, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Fiji, Gilbert Is., Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Korea, Laccadive Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Marianas, Marshall Is., Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Niue, Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Solomon Is., South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tubuai Is., Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is.

Leptopetalum Hook. & Arn. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Beechey Voy.: 295 (1838)

Accepted by

  • Chen, S.H. & Wu, M.J. (2019). A taxonomic revision of the genus Leptopetalum (Rubiaceae) from Taiwan Journal of the Taiwan Museum 72: 33-53.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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/
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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