Enterolobium schomburgkii

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Enterolobium schomburgkii
"Enterolobium schomburgkii," unripe pods and foliage of a wild tree in Puerto López, Colombia
Enterolobium schomburgkii, unripe pods and foliage of a wild tree in Puerto López, Meta), Colombia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Clade: Mimosoideae
Genus: Enterolobium
E. schomburgkii
Binomial name
Enterolobium schomburgkii
(Benth.) Benth.
enterolobium fruits
Comparison of the fruits of three sympatric species of Enterolobium. E. schomburgkii is the one to the right.

Enterolobium schomburgkii is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae.


E. schomburgkii is also known as "dormidero", because of its minute leaflets reminiscent of Mimosa pudica. Mimosa pudica also called by a similar name ("dormidera").


E. schomburgkii ranges from Central America to the Amazon basin and even further south.[1]


E. schomburgkii differs from the similar, sympatric, Enterolobium cyclocarpum by smaller and smoother pods, and by its noticeably smaller, and more numerous leaflets. Unlike other species in the genus, seeds are smaller (<1 cm), its wood is reported to be denser than, for instance, Enterolobium cyclocarpum's..[2] and it is reported to bear fruit only every two to three years[3]


  1. ^ Barneby, Rupert C.; Grimes, James W. (1996). "Silk tree, guanacaste, monkey's earring: a generic system of the synandrous Mimosaceae of the Americas. Part I. Abarema, Albizia, and allies". Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden. 74(1): 1–300 – via https://www.nybgpress.org/Products/Default.aspx?bookid=3958.
  2. ^ Lorenzi, Harri (2002). Trees of Brazil, vol. 2. https://www.plantarum.com.br/prod,idloja,25249,idproduto,3950735,livros-em-ingles-brazilian-trees-vol--2: Plantarum. ISBN 85-86714-15-1.
  3. ^ Izawa, Kousei (1979). "Foods and feeding behavior of wild black-capped capuchin (Cebus apella)". Primates. 20(1): 57–76 – via https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02373828.