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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: Caesalpinieae
Genus: Colvillea
Species: C. racemosa

Colvillea Bojer, 1834
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Western Indian Ocean

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

Bojer, W., 1834. Botanical Magazine 61: tt. 3325, 3326.


Hassler, M. 2020. Colvillea. 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. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Jul 18. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Colvillea. Published online. Accessed: Jul 18 2020.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Colvillea in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Jul 18. Reference page. 2020. Colvillea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Jul 18.

Vernacular names

Colvillea is a genus of legume in the family Fabaceae.[2] It is named for Sir Charles Colville, an ex Governor of Mauritius.[3] It contains the following species:

Colvillea racemosa


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.
"Colvillea Bojer ex Hook". Plants of the World Online. The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. n.d. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
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