Hesperalbizia occidentalis

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Hesperalbizia occidentalis
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Hesperalbizia
Species: H. occidentalis
Binomial name
Hesperalbizia occidentalis
(Brandegee) Barneby & J.W.Grimes

Hesperalbizia occidentalis (Palo Esopeta) is a species of legume in the Fabaceae family. As a native plant it is found only in Mexico, where it is endangered by deforestation.[1] It has been introduced to Honduras.[2]

Junior synonyms are:[2]

  • Albizia obliqua Britton & Rose
  • Albizia occidentalis Brandegee
  • Albizia plurijuga (Standl.) Britton & Rose
  • Albizzia obliqua Britton & Rose (orth.var.)
  • Albizzia plurijuga (Standl.) Britton & Rose (orth.var.)
  • Leucaena plurijuga Standl.


  1. ^ González-Espinosa (1998)
  2. ^ a b ILDIS (2005)