Centrolobium

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Centrolobium
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Centrolobium fruit
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Centrolobium

Mart. ex Benth.
Species

7; see text.

Centrolobium is a Neotropical genus of legume in the Fabaceae family, assigned to the informal monophyletic Pterocarpus clade of the Dalbergieae.[1][2] The genus comprises mostly large trees to 30 m tall, characterised by an abundance of orange peltate glands that cover most parts of the plant, and fruits that are large winged samaras to 30 cm long with a spiny basal seed chamber.[3]

Species[edit]

Centrolobium comprises the following species:[4][5][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavin M, Pennington RT, Klitgaard BB, Sprent JI, de Lima HC, Gasson PE (2001). "The dalbergioid legumes (Fabaceae): delimitation of a pantropical monophyletic clade". Am J Bot. 88 (3): 503–33. doi:10.2307/2657116. PMID 11250829.
  2. ^ a b Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk BE, Wojciechowskie MF, Lavin M (2013). "Reconstructing the deep-branching relationships of the papilionoid legumes". S Afr J Bot. 89: 58–75. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2013.05.001.
  3. ^ a b Pirie, Michael D.; Klitgaard, Bente B.; Pennington, R. Toby (2009). "Revision and Biogeography of Centrolobium (Leguminosae - Papilionoideae)". Systematic Botany. 34 (2): 345–359. doi:10.1600/036364409788606262. ISSN 0363-6445.
  4. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Centrolobium". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  5. ^ USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Centrolobium". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 10 February 2014.