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Genus: Chloroleucon (Benth.) Britton & Rose

Sometimes included in: Albizia Durazz.

Family: Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae tribe Ingeae
Altfamily: Leguminosae
Also sometimes placed in: Mimosaceae

Genus number: 13968
Last updated: 21-Jan-2014
  • publication by Record ("Chloroleucum") validated by descriptio generico-specifico (Melbourne ICN Art. 38,5)
  • his reference to Britton & Rose is indirect reference to Pithecellobium sect. Chloroleucon Benth. (see Taxon 54:529)
  • review history of nomenclature proposal concerning this name from the Smithsonian Institution's database

List of Species Records in GRIN.

References for genus:

  • Barneby, R. C. & J. W. Grimes. 1996. Silk tree, guanacaste, monkey's earring: a generic system for the synandrous Mimosaceae of the Americas. Part I. Abarema, Albizia, and allies. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 74(1):136.
  • Brummitt, R. K. 2005. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 56. Taxon 54:529–530. [proposal not recommended, treated as unnecessary].
  • Kirkbride, J. H., Jr. 2003. (1574) Proposal to conserve the name Chloroleucon against Chloroleucum (Fabaceae). Taxon 52:141–142.
  • Lewis, G. et al., eds. 2005. Legumes of the world. (Leg World) 206.
  • Nielsen, I. 1981. Tribe 5. Ingeae Benth. Advances in legume systematics. (Adv Leg Syst) 1:180. [= Albizia Durazz.?].
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~) for genus:

Check other nomenclature databases for Chloroleucon:

  • ING: Index Nominum Genericorum
  • NCU-3e: Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (03 October 2015)

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