Griffonia

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Griffonia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Cercideae[1]
Genus: Griffonia
Baill.[2]
Type species
Griffonia physocarpa
Baill.
Species

4; see text

Synonyms[3]
  • Bandeiraea Welw. ex Benth. & Hook.

Griffonia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Caesalpinioideae. Griffonia is known to have a high concentration of 5-HTP in its seeds.[citation needed]

Species[edit]

Griffonia comprises the following species:[2][4][5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sinou C, Forest F, Lewis GP, Bruneau A (2009). "The genus Bauhinia s.l. (Leguminosae): a phylogeny based on the plastid trnLtrnF region". Botany. 87 (10): 947–960. doi:10.1139/B09-065. 
  2. ^ a b The genus Griffonia, as well as the type, G. physocarpa, were first described and published in Adansonia 6: 188. 1865. "Name - !Griffonia Baill.". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ Wunderlin RP. (2010). "Reorganization of the Cercideae (Fabaceae: Caesalpinioideae)" (PDF). Phytoneuron. 48: 1–5. 
  4. ^ "Name - !Griffonia Baill. subordinate taxa". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Griffonia". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  6. ^ USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Griffonia". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "The Plant List entry for Griffonia". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2014.