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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: Ingeae
Genus: Zygia
Species: Z. cataractae - Z. claviflora - Z. collina – Z. dinizii – Z. inaequalis - Z. juruana - Z. latifolia - Z. racemosa - Z. selloi

Zygia P.Browne

Zygia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae. It belongs to the mimosoid clade of the subfamily Caesalpinioideae.[2]

Selected species

Zygia cataractae (Kunth) L.Rico
Zygia claviflora (Spruce ex Benth.) Barneby & J.W.Grimes
Zygia cognata (Schltdl.) Britton & Rose (Belize, Guatemala, Honduras)
Zygia collina (Sandwith) Barneby & J.W.Grimes
Zygia dinizii (Ducke) D.A.Neill et al.
Zygia inaequalis (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Pittier
Zygia juruana (Harms) L.Rico
Zygia latifolia (L.) Fawc. & Rendle
Zygia lehmannii (Harms) Britton & Rose ex Britton & Killip (Colombia)
Zygia oriunda (J.F.Macbr.) L.Rico (Peru)
Zygia pithecolobioides (Kuntze) Barneby & J.W.Grimes – Granadillo de Río (Argentina, Paraguay)
Zygia racemosa (Ducke) Barneby & J.W.Grimes
Zygia selloi (Benth.) L.Rico
Zygia steyermarkii (Schery) Barneby & J.W.Grimes (Ecuador)[3]

Formerly placed here

Albizia adianthifolia (Schumach.) W.Wight (as Z. fastigiata E.Mey.)
Albizia petersiana (Bolle) Oliv. (as Z. petersiana Bolle)
Albizia zygia (DC.) J. F. Macbr. (as Z. brownei Walp.)
Ebenopsis ebano (Berland.) Barneby & J.W.Grimes (as Z. flexicaulis (Benth.) Sudw.)
Havardia pallens (Benth.) Britton & Rose (as Z. brevifolia (Benth.) Sudw.)
Pithecellobium unguis-cati (L.) Benth. (as Z. unguis-cati (L.) Sudw.)[3]


"Genus: Zygia P. Browne". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1999-03-05. Retrieved 2013-04-26.
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.
"GRIN Species Records of Zygia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2013-04-26.

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