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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. China to Indo-China, Nansei-shoto to Taiwan.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

China South-Central, China Southeast, Hainan, Nansei-shoto, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Benkara sinensis (Lour.) Ridsdale appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Kerr, A. [8537], Thailand Randia crassispina K000265507 Unknown type material

First published in Reinwardtia 12: 300 (2008)

Accepted by

  • Ridsdale, C.E. (2008). Thorny problems in the Rubiaceae: Benkara, Fagerlindia and Oxyceros Reinwardtia 12: 289-300.
  • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2011). Flora of China 19: 1-884. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ruhsam, M in Ruhsam, M. (2005). Survey of all the Rubiaceae specimens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2011). Flora of China 19: 1-884. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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