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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Phaseoleae
Subtribus: Diocleinae
Genus: Cratylia
Species: C. argentea - C. bahiensis - C. hypargyraea – C. intermedia – C. mollis – C. nuda – C. nutans

Source(s) of checklist:

Cratylia Mart. ex Benth., 1837

Type species: Cratylia hypargyraea Mart. ex Benth. Annotation: Burkart, Las Leguminosas Argentinas 543. 1943

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Southern South America
Argentina Northeast, Paraguay
Regional: Western South America
Bolivia, Peru
Regional: Brasil
Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Martius, C.F.P. von , 1837. Comm. Legum. Gen.: 67

Additional references

Govaerts, R. 1999. World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b). 1532 pp.. MIM, Deurne. ISBN 90-5720-098-8 (issue 1), ISBN 90-5720-099-6 (issue 2b). Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Cratylia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 14. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Cratylia. Published online. Accessed: May 14 2021.
Tropicos.org 2021. Cratylia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 14.
Hassler, M. 2021. Cratylia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 14. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Cratylia. Accessed: 14 May 2021.

Vernacular names

Cratylia is a genus of legume in the family Fabaceae. It contains the following species:

Cratylia argentea
Cratylia bahiensis
Cratylia hypargyraea
Cratylia mollis


de Queiroz LP, Pastore JF, Cardoso D, Snak C, de C Lima AL, Gagnon E, Vatanparast M, Holland AE, Egan AN (2015). "A multilocus phylogenetic analysis reveals the monophyly of a recircumscribed papilionoid legume tribe Diocleae with well-supported generic relationships". Mol Phylogenet Evol. 90: 1–19. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.04.016. PMID 25934529.

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