About this object

Platymiscium species are the only plants in the pea family (Fabaceae) with opposite leaves. The fragrant, yellow flowers attract bees and the timber is termite resistant. They can be found growing from northern Mexico to southern Brazil.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Platymiscium trinitatis
  • Classification
  • Common name
  • Collector
    Sooklal, Harris; Baksh-Comeau, Y S; Ostapkowicz, Joanna
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Americas: The Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Presented by Joanna Ostapkowicz, 2015
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    Systematic Number: 182; Sample Number: 13; Site Number: 10
Object view = Natural Science
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