1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Leptolobium Vogel

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to S. Tropical America.

    [LOWO]

    Legumes of the World. Edited by G. Lewis, B. Schrire, B. MacKinder & M. Lock. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. (2005)

    Vernacular
    sweeet blood , cascara amarga
    Habit
    Trees or shrubs
    Distribution
    Southern Mexico to Northern Argentina and Southern Brazil, with the majority of species restricted to Brazil
    [LOWO]
    Use
    Leptolobium panamense (Benth.) Sch. Rodr. & A.M.G.Azevedo (Billy Web, carboncillo) is an important hardwood noted for its strength and durability; the inner bark (cascara amarga) contains an alkaloid used for medicine and as an anti-malarial; it is also the main ingredient of 'Sweet Blood' , a commercial remedy sold for diabetes

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guyana, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela

    Leptolobium Vogel appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Philcox, D. [3488], Brazil K000892773
    Burchell [7814-2], Brazil K000892781
    Pohl [s.n.], Brazil K000892780
    Eiten, G. [3448], Brazil K000892776
    Claussen, P. [s.n.], Brazil K000892778
    Claussen, P. [s.n.], Brazil K000892779
    Sello [1367], Brazil K000892775
    Souza, V. [353], Brazil K000892774
    Castro, R.A. [R 1049], Brazil K000892770
    s.coll. [128], Brazil K000892777
    Marimon, B.S. [BS-462], Brazil K000892771
    Marimon, B.S. [BS-462], Brazil K000892772

    First published in Linnaea 11: 388 (1837)

    Sources

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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Legumes of the World Online
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