Taxon: Myrospermum frutescens Jacq.

Genus: Myrospermum
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Faboideae
      Tribe: Sophoreae
Nomen number: 24870
Place of publication: Enum. syst. pl. 20. 1760 (Select. stirp. amer. hist. 120, t. 174, fig. 34. 1763)
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Aug-2006
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Chiapas, - Colima, - Guerrero, - Oaxaca
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Hispaniola; Trinidad and Tobago; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Croix, - St. Thomas
    • Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; Guatemala; Nicaragua
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia


  • Howard, R. A. 1973. The Enumeratio and Selectarum of Nicolaus von Jacquin J. Arnold Arbor. 54:435-470.
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. 1982 (F PR)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • Núñez Meléndez, E. Plantas medicinales de Puerto Rico: Folklore y fundamentos científicos. 1982 (Pl Med PR)
  • Rudd, V. E. 1968. Leguminosae of Mexico - Faboideae I. Sophoreae and Podalyrieae (Rhodora) 70:505.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)

Check other web resources for Myrospermum frutescens Jacq. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image