Cleomaceae

Arivela Raf. (Not native)

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 31 May 2021
  1. Arivela viscosa (L.) Raf., Sylva Tellur. (1838) 110; ≡ Cleome viscosa L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 672; Jacobs, Fl. Males. ser. 1, 6 (1960) 103; ≡ Polanisia viscosa (L.) DC., Prodr. 1 (1824) 242; Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 216. = Polanisia icosandra (L.) Wight & Arn., Prodr. (1834) 22; Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 209; ≡ Cleome icosandra L., Sp. Pl. 2 (1753) 672. = Cleome acutifolia Elmer, LPB 7 (1914) 2574; Type: Elmer 12697 (US, lecto; B, BISH, BM, CAS, F, MO, NY, Z, isolecto), Palawan: Brooks Point (Addison Peak), Feb-1911. Distribution: ?Australia. Notes: Possibly native to Australia (Barrett et al. 2017). Nearly pantropical. Assumed to be non-native to the Philippines. A very common naturalized weed along roadsides, wastelands, rice fields, etc. at low and medium elevation. Naturalized.

Cleoserrata Iltis (Not native)

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 2 May 2022
  1. Cleoserrata serrata (Jacq.) Iltis, Novon 17 (2007) 448; ≡ Cleome serrata Jacq., Enum. Syst. Pl. (1760) 26. Distribution: C & S America, Caribbean. MINDANAO: Surigao del Norte (photos). Notes: Widespread in waste, open places and in gardens (M.G.Q. Rule, pers. comm., 10-Nov-20). Naturalized.
  2. Cleoserrata speciosa (Raf.) Iltis, Novon 17 (2007) 448; ≡ Cleome speciosa Raf., Fl. Ludovic. (1817) 86; Jacobs, Fl. Males. ser. 1, 6 (1960) 101; ≡ Gynandropsis speciosa (Kunth.) DC., Prodr. 1 (1824) 238, nom. illeg.; Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 209; ≡ Cleome speciosa Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 5 (1821) 84, nom. illeg., non Raf. Distribution: Neotropics. LEYTE, LUZON: Cavite, La Union, Manila. Notes: Cultivated as an ornamental in SE Asia. Occasionally escaping. Naturalized.

Gynandropsis DC.

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 22 October 2017
  1. Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq., Ann. Cons. Jard. Bot. Genève 17 (1914) 382; Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 209; ≡ Cleome gynandra L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 671; Jacobs, Fl. Males. ser. 1, 6 (1960) 101. = Gynandropsis pentaphylla DC., Prodr. 1 (1824) 238; Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 216. Distribution: Africa, Australia, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Indian Ocean, Java, Laos, Lesser Sunda Isls, Madagascar, Malay Peninsula, Middle East, Moluccas, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Thailand, Vietnam. Notes: Widely introduced in the Neotropics. A common roadside and rice field weed, from the lowlands up to c. 500m. Native.

Sieruela Raf. (Not native)

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 15 November 2019
  1. Sieruela rutidosperma (DC.) Roalson & J.C.Hall, Syst. Bot. 42 (2017) 938; ≡ Cleome rutidosperma DC., Prodr. 1 (1824) 241; Jacobs, Fl. Males. ser. 1, 6 (1960) 103. Distribution: Africa. Notes: First recorded in Malesia around 1920 (in Manila around 1948). Now a very common lowland weed along roadsides, waste places, etc. Invasive species (CABI 2017). Naturalized.

Tarenaya Raf. (Not native)

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 22 October 2017
  1. Tarenaya spinosa (Jacq.) Raf., Sylva Tellur. (1838) 111; ≡ Cleome spinosa Jacq., Enum. Pl. Carib. (1760) 26; Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 208; Jacobs, Fl. Males. ser. 1, 6 (1960) 102. Distribution: Neotropics. Notes: Occasionally cultivated in the tropical and temperate zones. In the Philippines thoroughly naturalized and very abundant along streams in Benguet. Naturalized.

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