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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: Sophoreae
Genus: Myrocarpus
Species: M. emarginatus – M. fastigiatus – M. frondosus – M. leprosus – M. venezuelensis

Myrocarpus Allemão, Pl. Novas Brasil , f. 5 (1847).

Type species: Myrocarpus fastigiatus Allemão

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Northern South America
Regional: Western South America
Regional: Brazil
Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central.
Regional: Southern South America
Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Paraguay.

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

Allemão, F.F. 1847. Plantas Novas do Brasil 5: s.p.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Myrocarpus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jun!02 {{{3}}}. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Myrocarpus. Published online. Accessed: Jun 02 2021. 2021. Myrocarpus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jun 02.
Hassler, M. 2021. Myrocarpus. 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 Jun 02. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Myrocarpus. Accessed: 02 Jun 2021.

Myrocarpus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae. It contains the following species:[1][2]

Myrocarpus fastigiatus Allemão
Myrocarpus frondosus Allemão
Myrocarpus leprosus Pickel
Myrocarpus venezuelensis Rudd

Members of this genus produce hydroxypipecolic acids in their leaves.[3]

"ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Myrocarpus". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Myrocarpus". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
Kite GC, Cardoso D, Lewis GP, Zartman CE, de Queiroz LP, Veitch NC (2015). "Monomethyl ethers of 4,5-dihydroxypipecolic acid from Petaladenium urceoliferum: Enigmatic chemistry of an enigmatic legume". Phytochemistry. 116: 198–202. doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2015.02.026. PMID 25817832.

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