For original publication details of Vernonanthura patens, see: Phytologia 73(2) 72 1992.
Vernonanthura patens is found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.
This information was accessed through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Portal, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Herbarium and the Global Compositae Checklist.
This information is based an ongoing project dedicated to the inventory and dissemination of information on lepidopteran larvae, their host plants, and their parasitoids in a Costa Rican tropical wet forest and an Ecuadorian montane cloud forest.
N=11 herbivore associations as of 2012.
Nymphalidae: Dysschema nr. cerialis (Druce); N=11.
Larval lepidopteran herbivores reared in Napo Province, Ecuador (Yanayacu Biological Station and Center for Creative Studies).
A number of synonyms for the accepted name, Vernonanthura patens (Kunth) H.Rob. have been acknowledged by The Plant List.