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Taxon: Schizolobium parahyba (Vell.) S. F. Blake

Genus: Schizolobium
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Caesalpinieae
Nomen number: 70711
Place of publication: Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 20:240. 1919 "parahybum"
Link to protologue:
Comment: the specific epithet is a noun, the name of a Brazilian River, and retains its own gender and termination irrespective of the gender of the generic name (Shenzhen ICN Art. 23.5)
Name Verified on: 03-Jul-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 4 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Brazilian firetree  (Source: Trop Leg) - English
  • guapiruvu  (Source: Trop Leg) - Portuguese
  • parica  (Source: Trop Leg) - Portuguese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Brittonia 48:177. 1996) shade/shelter (fide Brittonia 48:177. 1996)
  • Materials: potential as fiber (for wood pulp) potential as fiber (for wood pulp)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • Mexico (s.e.)

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Barneby, R. C. 1996. Neotropical Fabales at NY: asides and oversights. Brittonia 48:178.
  2. Irwin, H. S. & R. C. Barneby. 1982. The American Cassiinae: a synoptical revision of Leguminosae tribe Cassieae subtribe Cassiinae in the New World. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 35:904.
  3. Lewis, G. P. 1987. Legumes of Bahia
  4. Maesen, L. J. G. van der & Sadikin Somaatmadja, eds. 1989. Pulses. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 1:85. Note: lists as "parahybum"
  5. National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future
  6. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). URL: http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_29.html target='_blank'
  7. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala. Note: lists as "parahybum"
  8. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama. Note: lists as "parahybum"

Check other web resources for Schizolobium parahyba (Vell.) S. F. Blake :

  • 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.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=70711. Accessed 21 August 2019.