Monographs Details: Borreria G.Mey.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1972. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IX. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 23: 1-832.
Scientific Name:Borreria G.Mey.

The genus is pantropical, but is represented chiefly in tropical America. Although a number of species include widely distributed weeds of American origin, many taxa are restricted in their distribution, and in the Planalto of Brazil the genus attains its greatest concentration and diversification of species. The following treatment is concerned mainly with the taxa of Venezuela, Guayana Highlands, Guianas, and Amazonian Brazil. Taxa which occur outside the geographical limits of this area are discussed whenever their ranges include some part of the area covered in this treatment.