Adenostemma J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.

First published in Char. Gen. Pl., ed. 2: [89] (1776)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropics & Subtropics.


Native to:

Andaman Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Galápagos, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kenya, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Society Is., South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Windward Is., Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe


Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 3: 299.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bremer, Anderberg, Karis & Lundberg in Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 648 (1994)
  • Char. Gen. Pl.: 89 (1776)
  • R.M. King & H. Rob., Genera of the Eupatorieae: 58 (1987)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Sep 1, 2012 Dusén, P. [9240] Brazil K000924499 Yes
Aug 1, 2012 Mexia, Y.E.J. [4327] Brazil K000924490 Yes
Jan 1, 2012 Ule, E. [5156] Brazil K000924487 Yes
Jan 1, 2012 Robert, A. [s.n.] Brazil K000924489 Yes
Jan 1, 2012 Glaziou [16179] Brazil K000924491 Yes
Jan 1, 1964 Reitz, R. [6400] Brazil K000924498 Yes
Aug 17, 1962 Lanna, J.P. [162] Brazil K000924477 Yes
Jan 1, 1960 Klein, R.M. [2358] Brazil K000924482 Yes
s.coll. [360] Brazil K000924496 Yes
Drege [s.n.] South Africa K000273394 Unknown Type Material Yes
Traill, J.W.H. [s.n.] Brazil K000924500 Yes
Burchell [2520] Brazil K000955312 Yes
Riedel [936] Brazil K000924484 Yes
Pohl [360] Brazil K000924495 Type Yes
Miers, J. [4150] Brazil K000924494 Yes
Sellow [s.n.] Brazil K000924493 Yes


  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.