Hymenaea cangaceira R.B.Pinto, Mansano & A.M.G.Azevedo

First published in Kew Bull. 72(3)-42: 2 (2017)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Brazil (Ceará). It grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.


Native to:

Brazil Northeast


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

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Kew Bulletin

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Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:


  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Bulletin

    • Kew Bulletin
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0