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 (fide Ency WTimber)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil Amazonas, Para


  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • 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.