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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Pterocarpus (2)

            Epithet: santalinoides DC. (1)

Synonyms: Pterocarpus amazonicus Huber, Pterocarpus esculentus Schum. & Thonn.

amazonicus => of Amazonian origin

esculentus => edible, fit for human food

santalinoides => refers to its likeness to Pterocarpus santalinus found in Asia


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: yellow

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