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Platymiscium stipulare
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Dalbergieae[1][2]
Genus: Platymiscium

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Platymiscium distribution.svg
Range of the genus Platymiscium.[3]
Wood from a Platymiscium sp.

Platymiscium is a genus of legume in the Fabaceae family, and was recently assigned to the informal monophyletic Pterocarpus clade within the Dalbergieae.[1][2] It has a Neotropical distribution, from northern Mexico to southern Brazil. Platymiscium is the only genus in the family with opposite leaves in all its species. Its wood has various uses, mostly for constructions and furniture.


Platymiscium comprises the following species:[3][4][5]


  1. ^ a b Lavin M, Pennington RT, Klitgaard BB, Sprent JI, de Lima HC, Gasson PE (2001). "The dalbergioid legumes (Fabaceae): delimitation of a pantropical monophyletic clade". Am J Bot. 88 (3): 503–33. doi:10.2307/2657116. PMID 11250829. 
  2. ^ a b Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk BE, Wojciechowskie 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. 
  3. ^ a b Sousa-Sánchez M, Klitgaard BB (2005). "Platymiscium (Leguminosae: Dalbergieae): biogeography, systematics, morphology, taxonomy and uses". Kew Bull. 60: 321–400. JSTOR 4111062. 
  4. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Platymiscium". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  5. ^ USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Platymiscium". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 

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