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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: Pericopsis
Species: P. angolensis – P. elata – P. laxiflora – P. mooniana – P. ponapensis
Source(s) of checklist:

Pericopsis Thwaites,

Afrormosia Harms, Engl. & Prantl, Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. 3: 158 (1906)

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Brazil
Angola, Benin, Borneo, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Lesser Sunda Is., Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Mozambique, New Guinea, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe
Introduced into:

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

Thwaites, G.H.K. 1858–1864. Enumeratio Plantarum Zeylaniae: an enumeration of Ceylon plants, with descriptions of the new and little-known genera and species, observations on their habitats, uses, native names, etc. VIII+483 pp. Dulau & Co., London. BHL Reference page. : 413


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Pericopsis 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. Pericopsis. Published online. Accessed: Jun 02 2021. 2021. Pericopsis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jun 02.
Hassler, M. 2021. Pericopsis. 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. . Pericopsis. Accessed: 02 Jun 2021.

Vernacular names

Pericopsis is a genus of legume in the family Fabaceae.

Pericopsis comprises the following species:[2][3][4]

Pericopsis angolensis (Baker) Meeuwen
Pericopsis elata (Harms) Meeuwen—African teak
Pericopsis laxiflora (Baker) Meeuwen
Pericopsis mooniana Thwaites—Nandu wood


Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk BE, Wojciechowski MF, Lavin M (2013). "Reconstructing the deep-branching relationships of the papilionoid legumes". S Afr J Bot. 89: 58–75. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2013.05.001.
"ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Pericopsis". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Pericopsis". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
"The Plant List entry for Pericopsis". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2014.

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