Apluda is treated here as consisting of a single weedy species that is native to tropical Asia and Australia, where it grows primarily in thickets and forest margins. It is not known to be established in the Flora region.
Clayton, W.D. 1994. Apluda. Pp. 35-37 in W.D. Clayton, G. Davidse, F. Gould, M. Lazarides, and T.R. Soderstrom. A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon, vol. 8 (ed. M.D. Dassanayake). Amerind Publishing Co., New Delhi, India. 458 pp.