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Caesalpiniaceae

(Family)

Overview

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The Caesalpiniaceae are mostly tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs comprising about 150 genera and 2,200 species. The leaves are stipulate, alternate, and mostly pinnately compound but may be bipinnate or simple. Like the other legume families the petiole base is commonly enlarged into a pulvinus. The flowers are in racemes, spikes or cymes, are zygomorphic, and are mostly weakly to strongly perigynous. The perianth commonly consists of a calyx and corolla of 5 segments each; the petals are distinct, overlapping (i.e., imbricate) in bud, with the posterior one (flag or banner) innermost in position. The androecium usually consists of 1-10 distinct or variously united stamens, some of which are commonly reduced to nonfunctional staminodes. The pistil is simple, consisting of one style and stigma, and a superior ovary with one locule containing 2-many marginal ovules. The fruit is usually a legume. -- Gerald Carr

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Taxonomy

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The Family Caesalpiniaceae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Adenolobus

Adenolobus is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the sub family Caesalpinioideae. [more]

Apalatoa

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Apuleia

Apuleia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the sub family Caesalpinioideae. [more]

Balsamocarpon

Balsamocarpon is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the sub family Caesalpinioideae. [more]

Barklya

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Barnebydendron

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Baryxylum

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Batesia

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Brasilettia

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Browneopsis

Browneopsis is a genus of in the Fabaceae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Caesalpinites

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Campsiandra

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Cardenasia

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Casparea

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Casparia

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Cathartocarpus

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Chamaefistula

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Chamaesenna

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Cladotrichium

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Conzattia

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Copaiba

Copaiba is a stimulant oleoresin obtained from the trunk of several pinnate-leaved South American leguminous trees (genus Copaifera). The thick, transparent exudate varies in color from light gold to dark brown, depending on the ratio of resin to essential oil. Copaiba is used in making varnishes and lacquers. [more]

Coulteria

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Courbaril

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Ditremexa

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Grimaldia

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Guaymasia

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Guilandina

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Hermesias

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Heteroflorum

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Hoffmanseggia

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Jacqueshuberia

Jacqueshuberia is a genus of in the Fabaceae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Laboucheria

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Libidibia

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Martiodendron

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Martiusia

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Melanosticta

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Melanoxylum

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Mezonevron

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Moldenhawera

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Palmerocassia

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Peiranisia

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Petalogyne

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Petalostylis

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Phanera

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Piliostigma

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Poeppigia

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Poincianella

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Pomaria

The name Pomaria can refer to: [more]

Rhetinophloeum

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Schizolobium

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Schnella

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Sebipira

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Siliquastrum

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Storckiella

Storckiella is a genus of in the Fabaceae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Tounatea

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Trachylobium

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Vouapa

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At least 18 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Vouapa.

More info about the Genus Vouapa may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 05:18:33