Cynometra sessiliflora

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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 sessiliflora



Cynometra sessiliflora Harms, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26(3–4): 262 (1899)

  • Typus: [J.H. Camp s.n.] (holotypus: BR-BR0000008919984).
  • Type locality: Congogebiet[The Democratic Republic of the Congo]. 'v. s. in Herb. Hort. Bruxell.'


  • Heterotypic
    • Cynometra gilletii De Wild., Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 5, 1: 128 (1905); as Cynometra Gilletii; not accepted by Lock (1989) and Govaerts (1999) [cited as Cynometra sessiliflora]
    • Cynometra laurentii De Wild., Enum. Pl. Laurent: 96 (1905); not accepted by Govaerts (1999) [cited as Cynometra sessiliflora]
    • Cynometra sessiliflora var. laurentii (De Wild.) Lebrun, Bull. Jard. Bot. État 9: 299 (1933)



According to Radosavljevic (2019), Cynometra sessiliflora 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-Central Tropical Africa
      • Congo, Zaïre.

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



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