Edinburgh Journal of Botany



REVISION OF CYCLOLOBIUM (LEGUMINOSAE-PAPILIONOIDEAE)


M. C. WARWICK a1 and R. T. PENNINGTON a1
a1 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, UK

Abstract

Cyclolobium (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae-Millettieae) has traditionally comprised six species, but doubts have been expressed as to their distinctness. Analysis of morphological variation across the range of the genus indicates Cyclolobium comprises a single species, C. brasiliense Benth.

(Received October 24 2000)
(Accepted January 24 2002)


Key Words: Biogeography; Fabaceae; louveira; neotropics; seasonally dry tropical forest.