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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to S. Tropical America.

[FTEA]

Bixaceae, D. M. Bridson. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

Note
Characters of the family.

[FZ]

Bixaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Note
Characters of the family.

Native to:

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

Introduced into:

Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Congo, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Galápagos, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Haiti, Hawaii, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Leeward Is., Liberia, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuelan Antilles, Wallis-Futuna Is., Windward Is., Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Bixa L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 512 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 1: 113.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 228 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 512 (1753)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 228 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 512 (1753)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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