Parkia lutea (Leguminosae, Mimosoideae), a new species from Amazonian Brazil

Helen C. Fortune HOPKINS

en Adansonia 22 (1) - Pages 139-144

Published on 30 June 2000

Parkia lutea is a small tree from low forest and white-sand campina in central Amazonian Brazil. It has large, oblong leaflets and the bright yellow, biglobose capitula are pendent from elongated inflorescence axes that project above the foliage. It belongs to the neotropical "nitida group" of Parkia sect. Parkia, most of whose members are known to be pollinated by bats.


Amazonia, Brazil, Leguminosae, Mimosoideae, Parkia

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