Zapoteca (plant)

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Zapoteca portoricensis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae[1]
(unranked): Mimosoid clade[1]
Genus: Zapoteca

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Zapoteca is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae, in the mimosoid clade of the subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It was separated from the genus Calliandra in 1986 on the basis of chromosome numbers, pollen, seedling structure, and other features. It is named in honour of the Zapotec peoples.[2]


Species include:[3]


  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. ^ Hernandez, H.M. (1986), "Zapoteca: A New Genus of Neotropical Mimosoideae", Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 73 (4): 755–763, JSTOR 2399204, doi:10.2307/2399204 
  3. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved June 19, 2016 

External links[edit]

Data related to Zapoteca at Wikispecies