Taxon: Bowdichia nitida Spruce ex Benth.

Genus: Bowdichia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Sophoreae
Nomen number: 401576
Place of publication: C. F. P. von Martius, Fl. bras. 15(1):313. 1862
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 21-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Aug-2006
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • sapupira-da-mata  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • sebepira  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • sucupira  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood ()

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Amazonas, Para]


  1. Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  2. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  3. Yakovlev, G. P. 1972. De tribu Sophoreae Spreng. Fabacearum notulae systematicae, 1. Genera Bolusanthus Harms, Diplotropis Benth., Trichocyamos Yakovl. et Bowdichia H.B.K. Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 9:202.

Check other web resources for Bowdichia nitida Spruce ex Benth. :

  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 18 June 2018.