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Pentaclethra macroloba Costa Rica.jpg
Pentaclethra macroloba tree in Costa Rica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae[1]
(unranked): Mimosoid clade[1]
Genus: Pentaclethra

Pentaclethra macroloba
Pentaclethra macrophylla

Pentaclethra is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the mimosoid clade of the subfamily Caesalpinioideae. Some genus members occur in the Central American region; for example P. macroloba is the dominant tree in certain seasonal swamp forests in coastal areas of the Isthmian–Atlantic moist forests.[2]


  1. ^ a b The Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG). (2017). "A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny". Taxon. 66 (1): 44–77. doi:10.12705/661.3. 
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008. Isthmian–Atlantic moist forests. Encyclopedia of Earth and World Wildlife Fund National Council of Science and the Environment, eds. Mark Mcginley and Cutler Cleveland

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