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Bixa L. [Not native]

  1. Bixa orellana L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 512; --Merr., EPFP 3 (1923) 103; --Backer, Fl. Males. ser. 1, 4 (1951) 239, Fig. 1-2. A native of tropical America, now pantropic in cultivation or subspontaneous. In and about towns throughout the Philippines, usually planted, but at least persisting after cultivation in abandoned areas. Photos

Cochlospermum Kunth [Not native]

Edited by Pieter B. Pelser & James V. LaFrankie, 4 July 2013

  1. Cochlospermum religiosum (L.) Alston, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6 (suppl.) (1931) 14. J.V. LaFrankie (4-Jul-13):"Probably native to india, but one of the early introductions throughout tropical Asia where it naturalizes quickly". Naturalized in the Philippines? Photos


Backer, CA. 1951. Bixaceae. Flora Malesiana series 1, 4: 239-241

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