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"Cracca" redirects here. For Cracca L. 1753, see Tephrosia. For Cracca Medik. 1787, see Vicia.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Robinieae
Genus: Coursetia

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  • Benthamantha Alef.
  • Callistylon Pittier
  • Chiovendaea Speg.
  • Cracca Benth. 1854 (nom. cons.)
  • Humboldtiella Harms
  • Neocracca Kuntze

Coursetia is a large genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae. Members of the genus, commonly known as babybonnets,[2] are shrubs and small trees native to the Southwestern United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America as far south as Brazil and Peru. The genus is named for French botanist Georges Louis Marie Dumont de Courset (1746–1824).[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Genus: Coursetia DC.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1999-03-05. Retrieved 2011-03-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Coursetia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  3. ^ ILDIS Version 6.05
  4. ^ Allen, Oscar Nelson; Allen, Ethel Kullmann (1981). The Leguminosae, a Source Book of Characteristics, Uses, and Nodulation. University of Wisconsin Press. pp. 187–188. ISBN 978-0-299-08400-4. 

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