Cynometra leonensis

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Taxonavigation: Fabales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Detarioideae
Tribus: Amherstieae
Genus: Cynometra
Species: Cynometra leonensis


Cynometra leonensis Hutch. & Dalziel, Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 1(2): 331 (1928), Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1928(9): 381 (1928)

  • Type: Aylmer 136, March.
  • Type locality: Kenema, Sierra Leone.


According to Radosavljevic (2019), Cynometra leonensis along with other mainland tropical African (but not all) species of the genus Cynometra should be excluded from the genus and will be transferred to a new as yet un-named genus in the future.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: West Tropical Africa
      • Sierra Leone, Liberia
    • Regional: South Tropical Africa
      • Angola

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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