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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: Caesalpinioideae
Tribus: Mimoseae
Genus: Entada
Species: E. abyssinica – E. africana – E. arenaria – E. chrysostachys – E. gigas – E. mannii – E. phaseoloides – E. polyphylla – E. polystachya – E. rheedei

Entada Adans.

Entada is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, in the mimosoid clade of the subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It consists of some 30 species of trees, shrubs and tropical lianas. About 21 species are known from Africa, six from Asia, two from the American tropics and one with a pantropical distribution. They have compound leaves and produce exceptionally large seedpods of up to 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) long. Their seeds are buoyant and survive lengthy journeys via rivers and ocean currents, to eventually wash up on tropical beaches.

The following species have been accepted:[3]

Entada abyssinica Steudel ex A. Rich.
Entada africana Guill. & Perr.
Entada arenaria Schinz
Entada bacillaris F.White
Entada borneensis Ridl.
Entada camerunensis Villiers
Entada chrysostachys (Benth.) Drake
Entada dolichorrhachis Brenan
Entada gigas (L.) Fawc. & Rendle - Sea heart, Cœur de la mer (Pantropical)
Entada glandulosa Gagnep.
Entada hockii De Wild.
Entada leptostachya Harms
Entada louvelii (R.Vig.) Brenan
Entada mannii (Oliv.) Tisser.
Entada mossambicensis Torre
Entada nudiflora Brenan
Entada parvifolia Merr.
Entada pervillei (Vatke) R.Vig.
Entada phaneroneura Brenan
Entada phaseoloides (L.) Merr. - St. Thomas bean (Oceania, East Asia)
Entada polyphylla Benth.
Entada polystachya (L.) DC.
Entada reticulata Gagnep.
Entada rheedii Spreng. - snuff box (sea) bean (Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia);
synonyms: E. pursaetha DC., E. monostachya DC.
Entada spinescens Brenan
Entada spiralis Ridl.
Entada stuhlmannii (Taub.) Harms
Entada tuberosa R.Vig.
Entada wahlbergii Harv.


The Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG). (2017). "A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny". Taxon. 66 (1): 44–77. doi:10.12705/661.3.
"Entada Adans". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. Archived from the original on 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2009-04-01.

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