Vernonia is a genus of plants of concern and found in the following area(s): Cameroon, Ecuador, Indonesia, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Yemen.
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|Scientific Name||Status||Listing Date||Range|
|1.||Vernonia bamendae||VU-IUCN||2000||Cameroon, Nigeria|
|3.||Vernonia proctorii||EN-US FWS||April 27, 1993||Puerto Rico|
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