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Friday - July 01, 2005

From: Altadena, CA
Region: California
Topic: Trees
Title: Smarty Plants on Ebenopsis
Answered by: Nan Hampton


Why is the Texas Ebony, genus Pithecolobium, not in your database? Is it not a native? Thanks.


The genus name Pithecellobium has changed to Ebenopsis. The currently accepted scientific name is Ebenopsis ebano.

There are four synonyms, or older names:

Pithecellobium ebano
Pithecellobium flexicaule
Mimosa ebano
Chloroleucon ebano

Texas Ebony is native to Texas and is in the National Plants Database. However, we don't have a photograph; but there are pictures and more informatiion on the Texas A&M University horticulture database.

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