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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: Poiretia
Species: P. angustifolia – P. bahiana – P. coriifolia – P. crenata – P. elegans – P. latifolia – P. longipes – P. marginata – P. mattogrossensis – P. punctata – P. tetraphylla – P. unifoliolata
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Poiretia (Fabaceae) 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.


Poiretia Vent., Mem. Cl. Sci. Math. Inst. Natl. France 1807(1): 4. (1807), nom. cons.

Type species: Poiretia scandens Vent. = Poiretia punctata (Willd.) Desv.


named for Jean Louis Marie Poiret


Poiretia J.F.Gmel. = Poiretia Ventenat 1807
Poiretia Cav. = Sprengelia Sm.
Poiretia Sm. = Hovea R.Br.


Turpinia Pers.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Mexico to Tropical America
Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

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

Primary references

Ventenat, E.P., 1807. Mémoires de la Classe des Sciences Mathématiques et Physiques de L'Institut National de France 1807(1): 4.

Hassler, M. 2018. Poiretia. 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. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 May 28. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Poiretia. Published online. Accessed: May 28 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Poiretia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 May 28. 2018. Poiretia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 May 28.

Vernacular names

Poiretia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae, and was recently assigned to the informal monophyletic Adesmia clade of the Dalbergieae.[2]

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" (PDF). S Afr J Bot. 89: 58–75. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2013.05.001.
"ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Poiretia". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Poiretia". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 5 February 2014.

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