Pollia (plant)

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Pollia
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Flower and young fruit of Pollia japonica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Commelinales
Family: Commelinaceae
Genus: Pollia
Thunb. 1781
Synonyms[1]

Pollia is a genus of flowering plants in the Commelinaceae, first described in 1781. It is widespread through the Old World Tropics: Africa, southern Asia, northern Australia, etc. There is also one species endemic to Panama.[1]

Species[1]
  1. Pollia americana Faden - Panama
  2. Pollia bracteata K.Schum. - Tanzania
  3. Pollia condensata C.B.Clarke - much of tropical Africa
  4. Pollia crispata (R.Br.) Benth. - Queensland, New South Wales
  5. Pollia gracilis C.B.Clarke - Comoros, Madagascar
  6. Pollia hasskarlii R.S.Rao - southern China, Himalayas, Indochina, Peninsular Malaysia, Java
  7. Pollia × horsfieldii C.B.Clarke - Java (P. secundiflora × P. thyrsiflora)
  8. Pollia japonica Thunb. - China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam
  9. Pollia macrobracteata D.Y.Hong - Guangxi
  10. Pollia macrophylla (R.Br.) Benth. - Queensland, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Vietnam
  11. Pollia mannii C.B.Clarke - from Ivory Coast to Tanzania + Angola
  12. Pollia miranda (H.Lév.) H.Hara - China, Japan, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan
  13. Pollia papuana Ridl. - New Guinea
  14. Pollia pentasperma C.B.Clarke - Assam
  15. Pollia sambiranensis H.Perrier - Madagascar
  16. Pollia secundiflora (Blume) Bakh.f. - China, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, New Guinea, New Caledonia
  17. Pollia subumbellata C.B.Clarke - southern China, Himalayas, Peninsular Malaysia
  18. Pollia sumatrana Hassk. - Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Philippines
  19. Pollia thyrsiflora (Blume) Steud. - southern China, Assam, Southeast Asia
  20. Pollia verticillata Hallier f. - New Guinea
  21. Pollia × zollingeri (Hassk.) C.B.Clarke - Java (P. hasskarlii × P. secundiflora)

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