Plants of USA and Canada

Scientific or common name:

Pithecellobium unguis-cati (L.) Benth.

FABACEAE Family selection - Pea family (Angiosperms - Flowering plants)

Taxon Page:

Name: Pithecellobium unguis-cati (L.) Benth. Taxon selection
Nomencl. ref.: London J. Bot. 3: 200. 1844
Rank: species

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Common names

US name U.S. name: Catclaw blackbead
en English name: blackbead
English name: cat's-claw
Spanish name: uña de gato
French name: ongles de chat

Grown habit: Tree, Shrub
Duration: Perennial



Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: Spermatophyta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Pithecellobium

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Pithecellobium unguis-cati
Pithecellobium unguis-cati
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Distribution in USA and Canada (*)
USA (Florida), USA+ (PR, VI)

Distributional map for Pithecellobium unguis-cati (L.) Benth.
Map for Pithecellobium unguis-cati (L.) Benth.
(*) USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA

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3) Pittosporum acuminatum H. Mann var. degeneri Sherff [89]
4) Pittosporum acuminatum H. Mann var. magnifolium Sherff [75]
5) Pittosporum acutisepalum (Hillebr.) Sherff [90]
6) Pittosporum argentifolium Sherff var. rockii Sherff [92]
7) Pittosporum cauliflorum H. Mann var. fulvum Hillebr. [92]
8) Pittosporum confertiflorum A. Gray [839]
9) Pittosporum dolosum Sherff var. aquilonium Sherff [56]
10) Pittosporum glabrum Hook. & Arn. var. intermedium Sherff [99]

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