amphitropical distribution

amphitropical distribution

[¦am·fə¦träp·ə·kəl ‚dis·trə′byü·shən]
(ecology)
Distribution of mostly temperate organisms which are discontinuous between the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
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This species has an amphitropical distribution in the New World, being found in southern United States, Mexico and the Antilles, and in western Bolivia, southwestern Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and northeastern Argentina.
Therefore this species, as originally proposed by Nees (1847b) and recently treated by Daniel (1995), has a wide amphitropical distribution in moist to wet, tropical and subtropical regions of North and South America.
The amphitropical distribution of this species is not a rare characteristic in the Acanthaceae.