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Taxon: Lysiloma latisiliquum (L.) Benth.

Genus: Lysiloma
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Ingeae
Nomen number: 23008
Place of publication: Trans. Linn. Soc. London 30:534. 1875 "latisiliqua"
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 24-Jul-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida (s.)]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche, Chiapas (e.), Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Yucatán]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti (n.), Turks and Caicos Islands
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Guatemala (n.)

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource).
  2. 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):260.
  3. Barreto Valdéz, A. & G. P. Yakovlev. 1987. Estudio taxonómico del género Lysiloma (Mimosaceae) en Cuba. Acta Bot. Cub. 41:4.
  4. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  5. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: lists as "latisiliqua"
  6. Isely, D. 1970. Legumes of the United States. V. Albizia, Lysiloma, Leucaena, Adenanthera, and rejected genera of Mimosoideae. Castanea 35:250. Note: lists as "latisiliqua"
  7. Isely, D. 1973. Leguminosae of the United States: I. Subfamily Mimosoideae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(1):97. Note: lists as "latisiliqua"
  8. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: lists as "latisiliqua"
  9. Long, R. W. & O. Lakela. 1971. A flora of tropical Florida. Note: lists as "latisiliqua"
  10. Rico, L. & T. Pennington. 2012. Review of Fabaceae Neotropical Mimosoideae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm.
  11. Thompson, R. L. 1980. A revision of the genus Lysiloma (Leguminosae). Unpublished dissertation (Southern Illinois University).
  12. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary. Note: = Lysiloma bahamense

Check other web resources for Lysiloma latisiliquum (L.) Benth. :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=23008. Accessed 10 August 2020.