Monographs Details: Enterolobium barnebianum Mesquita & M.F.Silva
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.
Family:Mimosaceae
Discussion:4. E. barnebianum (Mesquita, 1990: 86, figs. 13, 14). The pod of Brazilian material of E. barnebianum that we have seen has mealy endocarp, as described in the protologue. Specimens from Ecuador (Zak & Rubio 4275,4298', S. King 962', Rubio 113, all NY) and Peru (R. Vásquez 5422, NY) that resemble E. barnebianum in number, size, and venation of leaflets and are in these respects unlike any other described species of the genus, have internally resinous pods recalling E. barinense. We lack correlated flowers and fruits needed for solution of this puzzle.