Genus: Pithecellobium Mart.

Family: Fabaceae
  Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
      Tribe: Ingeae
Altfamily: Mimosaceae
Genus number: 9455
Last updated: 21-Jan-2014
Accession Count: 33
Comments: conserved (nom. cons.) with this spelling (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.11 & App. III) against the original spelling "Pithecollobium"\; also conserved against the heterotypic synonym (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.4 & App. III) Zygia P. Browne, nom. rej.

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for  genus:

  • Barneby, R. C. & J. W. Grimes 1997. Silk tree, guanacaste, monkey's earring: a generic system for the synandrous Mimosaceae of the Americas. Part II. Pithecellobium, Cojoba, and Zygia. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 74(2):3-36.
  • Lewis, G. et al., eds. Legumes of the world. 2005. (Leg World) 209.
  • 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