Pterogyne (Fabaceae)

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G. Gardner 1939 (MNHN-P-P03090110), a syntypic specimen of Pterogyne nitens


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: Caesalpinioideae
Tribus: Caesalpinieae
Genus: Pterogyne
Species: P. nitens


Pterogyne Tul., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2, 20: 140 (1843)


  • Pterogyne Schrad. ex Nees = Cyperus L.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Bolivia
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central
    • Regional: Southern South America
      • Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Paraguay, Uruguay
  • Introduced into: Kenya, Uganda

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


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