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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: Dalbergieae
Genus: Platymiscium
Species: P. albertinae – P. calyptratum – P. curuense – P. darienense – P. dimorphandrum – P. filipes – P. floribundum – P. gracile – P. hebestachyum – P. jejunum – P. lasiocarpum – P. parviflorum – P. pinnatum – P. pubescens – P. speciosum – P. stipulare – P. trifoliolatum – P. trinitatis – P. yucatanum
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Platymiscium in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov 12. Reference page.


Platymiscium Vogel, 1837

Type species: Platymiscium floribundum Vogel. Lectotype designated by: Cowan, R. S. 1959. Leguminosae of the Western Hemisphere. Notes on choices of lectotypes. Taxon 8(2): 59.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Mexico to Tropical America
Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles
Introduced into:
Cuba, Leeward Is., Sri Lanka

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

Vogel, T., 1837. Linnaea. Ein Journal für die Botanik in ihrem ganzen Umfange 198


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Platymiscium in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov 12. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Platymiscium. Published online. Accessed: Nov 12 2020. 2020. Platymiscium. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov12 {{{3}}}.
Catalogue of Life: 2021 Annual Checklist

Vernacular names
suomi: Makapuut

Platymiscium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae, and was recently assigned to the informal monophyletic Pterocarpus clade within the Dalbergieae.[2][3] It has a Neotropical distribution, from northern Mexico to southern Brazil. Platymiscium is the only genus in the family with opposite leaves in all its species. Its wood has various uses, mostly for constructions and furniture.

Platymiscium comprises the following species:[1][4][5]

Platymiscium albertinae Standl. & L. O. Williams
Platymiscium calyptratum M. Sousa & Klitg.
Platymiscium curuense N. Zamora and Klitg.
Platymiscium darienense Dwyer
Platymiscium dimorphandrum Donn. Smith ex Donn. Smith
Platymiscium filipes Benth.
Platymiscium floribundum Vogel
var. floribundum Vogel.
var. latifolium (Benth.) Benth.
var. nitens (Vogel) Klitgaard
var. obtusifolium (Harms) Klitgaard
Platymiscium gracile Benth.
Platymiscium hebestachyum Benth.
Platymiscium jejunum Klitg.
Platymiscium lasiocarpum Sandwith
Platymiscium parviflorum Benth.
Platymiscium pinnatum (Jacq.) Dugand
subsp. pinnatum (Jacq.) Dugand
var. diadelphum (S. F. Blake) Klitg.
var. pinnatum (Jacq.) Dugand
var. ulei (Harms ex Harms) Klitgaard
subsp. polystachyum (Benth.) Klitg.
Platymiscium pubescens Micheli
subsp. fragrans (Rusby) Klitgaard
subsp. pubescens Micheli
subsp. zehntneri (Harms) Klitgaard
Platymiscium speciosum Vogel
Platymiscium stipulare Benth. ex Benth.
Platymiscium trifoliolatum Benth. ex Benth.
Platymiscium trinitatis Benth.
var. duckei (Huber) Klitgaard
var. nigrum (Ducke) Klitgaard
var. trinitatis Benth.
Platymiscium yucatanum Standl.


Sousa-Sánchez M, Klitgaard BB (2005). "Platymiscium (Leguminosae: Dalbergieae): biogeography, systematics, morphology, taxonomy and uses". Kew Bull. 60 (3): 321–400. JSTOR 4111062.
Lavin M, Pennington RT, Klitgaard BB, Sprent JI, de Lima HC, Gasson PE (2001). "The dalbergioid legumes (Fabaceae): delimitation of a pantropical monophyletic clade". Am J Bot. 88 (3): 503–33. doi:10.2307/2657116. JSTOR 2657116. PMID 11250829.
Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk BE, Wojciechowskie 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 Platymiscium". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Platymiscium". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2014.

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