Monographs Details: Enterolobium
Authority: Isley, Duane. 1973. Leguminosae of the United States: I. Subfamily. Mimosoideae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25 (1): 1-152.
Description:Species Description - Unarmed trees. Leaves bipinnate; leafstalk glandular. Stipules not evident. Inflorescences of axillary, pedunculate, whitish heads or terminal, short, fasciculate racemes of heads. Calyx apically toothed; corolla funnelform, lobes and tube subequal; stamens numerous, connate below; ovary sessile. Legume indehiscent, circinate, compressed but turgid, septate; valves thick, succulent, becoming woody.
Discussion:Ca 10 species of American tropics. One cultivated in Florida, others introduced as novelties.
CBN x 13.
Literature: Britton & Rose (1928).