Monographs Details: Enterolobium barinense L.Cárdenas & H.Rodr.
Authors:Rupert C. Barneby
Authority: Barneby, Rupert C. & Grimes, James W. 1996. Silk tree, guanacaste, monkey's earring: a generic system for the synandrous Mimosaceae of the Americas. Part I. Abarema, Albizia, and allies. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 74: 1-292.
Discussion:5. E. barinense (Mesquita, 1990: 79, figs. 83-85). Mesquita distinguished the "circinate" fruit of E. barinense from the ear-shaped, decurved, or helically coiled fruits of all congeners. The term circinate was used in the protologue, but erroneously, for the pod is coiled into a compressed spiral nowise different from that of E. maximum or E. cyclocarpum, not incurved on itself like a bishop’s crozier or a watchspring. The record from Villavicencio, "Karsira" [probably Karsten] requires confirmation.