Piscidia

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Piscidia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Millettieae
Genus: Piscidia
L.
Species

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Synonyms

Canizaresia Britton
Ichthyomethia P.Browne
Ichtyomethia Kuntze
Piscipula Loefl.[1]

Piscidia is a genus of flowering plants in subfamily Faboideae of the legume family, Fabaceae.[1] The generic name is derived from the Latin words piscis, meaning "fish," and caedo, meaning "to kill." It refers to the use of extracts from the plant to poison fish.[2]

Selected species[edit]

Formerly placed here[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Taxon: Piscidia L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  2. ^ Austin, Daniel F. (2004). Florida Ethnobotany. CRC Press. pp. 514–515. ISBN 978-0-8493-2332-4. 
  3. ^ a b "GRIN Species records of Piscidia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Piscidia at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Piscidia at Wikispecies