Taxon: Ebenopsis ebano (Berland.) Barneby & J. W. Grimes

Genus: Ebenopsis
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Ingeae
Nomen number: 405171
Place of publication: Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 74(1):175. 1996
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-May-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Jun-2002
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Fuels: charcoal (fide Mem NYBG 74(1):177. 1996)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States Texas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Veracruz, Yucatan

  • Cultivated


  • Barneby, R. C. & J. W. Grimes 1996. Silk tree, guanacaste, monkey's earring: a generic system for the synandrous Mimosaceae of the Americas. Part I. Abarema, Albizia, and allies Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 74(1):1-292.


Check other web resources for Ebenopsis ebano (Berland.) Barneby & J. W. Grimes :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image