Genus: Tylosema (Schweinf.) Torre & Hillc.

Possible synonym of: Bauhinia L.

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Cercidoideae
Subtribe: Bauhiniinae
Alternate family(ies): Caesalpiniaceae
Genus number: 16906
Last updated: 25-Oct-2017
Accession Count: 34 (2 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Castro, S. et al. 2005. Systematic studies in Tylosema (Leguminosae). Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 147:99-115.
  • Lewis, G. et al., eds. Legumes of the world. (Leg World) 63.
  • Sinou, C. et al. 2009. The genus Bauhinia s.l. (Leguminosae): a phylogeny based on the plastid trnL-trnF region. (Botany) 87:947-960.
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 2010. Reorganization of the Cercideae (Fabaceae: Caesalpinioideae). (Phytoneuron) 2010-48:3.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Tylosema
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 26 April 2019.