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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: Melanoxylum
Species: M. brauna

Melanoxylum Schott, 1822

Perittium Vogel

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Brazil
Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast

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

Schott, H.W., 1822. Systema Vegetabilium, editio decima sexta 4(2, Cur. Post.): 406 (1827).


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Melanoxylum 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 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Melanoxylon. Published online. Accessed: Jul 20 2019. 2019. Melanoxylum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 20.
Hassler, M. Jul. Melanoxylum. 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. Jul. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: Jul 20 Melanoxylon. Reference page.

Vernacular names

Melanoxylum is the genus for a yellow-flowered, Brauna tree of Brazil.

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.

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