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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Amburaneae[1]
Genus: Myrospermum
Species: M. frutescens
Binomial name
Myrospermum frutescens
  • Calusia emarginata Klotzsch

Called "Chiquirín" in Nicaragua; flowers in February.

  • Myrospermum emarginatum Klotzsch
  • Myrospermum secundum Klotzsch
  • Myroxylon frutescens Willd.

Myrospermum frutescens, the cercipo,[4] is a species of flowering plant in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae. It is the only member of the genus Myrospermum.


  1. ^ Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk BE, Wojciechowski 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. 
  2. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Myrospermum". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  3. ^ USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Myrospermum". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Myrospermum frutescens". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 July 2015.