Pseudosamanea Harms

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 54 (1930)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is S. Mexico to Venezuela and Ecuador, Cuba.

Descriptions

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

Habit
Trees
Ecology
Seasonally dry tropics: P. guachapele (Kunth) Harms occurs in drought-deciduous woodland to 1000 m, P. cubana (Britton & Rose) Barneby & J.W.Grimes in wooded grassland (palm-savanna) and along water courses below 50 m
Distribution
one endemic to Cuba, the other widespread from SW Mexico to NE Peru
Note
Considered a good genus by Barneby & Grimes (1996) and placed in their 'Samanea-alliance'
[LOWO]

Uses

Use
Pseudosamanea guachapele (guachapele, frijolillo) is used for timber in shipbuilding (planking, ribs, decking), railway sleepers, general construction, flooring, decorative veneers and furniture, and as livestock fodder
[LOWO]

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • 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 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
  • Legumes of the World Online

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0