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Taxon: Machaerium nyctitans (Vell.) Benth.

Genus: Machaerium
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Dalbergieae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 436816
Place of publication: Comm. legum. gen. 34. 1837 "nictitans" (Ann. Wiener Mus. Naturgesch. 2:98. 1839)
Name verified on: 18-Dec-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 03-Jan-2008
No species priority site assigned.


Distributional range:

    Brazil: Brazil - Bahia, Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Parana, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo
    Southern South America: Argentina - Corrientes, Misiones


  • Mendonça Filho, C. V. et al. 2007. Revisão taxonômica de Machaerium sect. Oblonga (Benth.) Taub. (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae, Dalbergieae). Rodriguésia 58:296–299.


Check other web resources for Machaerium nyctitans (Vell.) Benth.:

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images or nodulation data:

  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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