Zygia pithecolobioides

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Zygia pithecolobioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae[1]
(unranked): Mimosoid clade[1]
Genus: Zygia
Species: Z. pithecolobioides
Binomial name
Zygia pithecolobioides
(Kuntze) Barneby & J.W.Grimes

Several, see text

Pithecellobium pithecolobioides, known as Granadillo de Río, is a tree species in the legume family (Fabaceae).

Found in Argentina and Paraguay, it is threatened by habitat destruction; whether it still exists in Brazil is at least doubtful.

Junior synonyms are:[2]

  • Feuilleea pithecolobioides (Kuntze) Kuntze
  • Inga pithecolobioides Kuntze
  • Pithecellobium pithecolobioides (Kuntze) Hassl.
  • Pithecellobium pithecolobioides (Kuntze) Hassl. var. harmsii Hassl.
  • Pithecellobium pithecolobioides (Kuntze) Hassl. var. pithecolobioides (Kuntze)Hassl.
  • Pithecellobium pithecolobioides (Kuntze) Hassl. var. reductum (Malme) Hassl.
  • Pithecellobium reductum Malme
  • Zygia reducta (Malme) L.Rico


  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. ^ ILDIS (2005)