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Zollernia latifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Exostyleae[1]
Genus: Zollernia
Maximil. & Nees

Zollernia is a genus of the family Fabaceae native to Central and South America. Zollernia are trees or shrubs that flower annually.

Leaves of Zollernia ilicifolia are used medicinally as an analgesic and antiulcerogenic by the peoples of the Brazilian Tropical Atlantic Rainforest.

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  1. ^ Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk B-E, 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 Zollernia". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  3. ^ USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Zollernia". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 1 February 2014.