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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Pterogyne
Species: P. nitens
Binomial name
Pterogyne nitens

Pterogyne is a monotypic genus in the legume family, Fabaceae. The sole species is Pterogyne nitens. Spanish common names include guiraró, palo coca, or tipa colorado.[1] In Portuguese, it is commonly known as amendoim bravo, cocal or madeira nova. It is found in Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina.[1] It is threatened by habitat loss and harvesting for timber.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Prado, D. (1998). "Pterogyne nitens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 3 June 2013.