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Zollernia latifolia
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Exostyleae
Genus: Zollernia
Wied-Neuw. & Nees (1827)
  • Acidandra Mart. ex Spreng. (1830)
  • Coquebertia Brongn. (1833)

Zollernia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It includes 10 species native to South America, ranging from Venezuela and the Guianas to southern Brazil.[3] Zollernia are trees or shrubs that flower annually. Species are most commonly found in dense moist forests, but also grow in seasonally-dry cerrado (savanna and open woodland) and caatinga (deciduous thorn woodland and scrub).[3]

Leaves of Zollernia ilicifolia are used medicinally as an analgesic and antiulcerogenic by the peoples of the Brazilian tropical Atlantic Rainforest.


  1. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Zollernia". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  2. ^ USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Zollernia". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Zollernia Wied-Neuw. & Nees. Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 23 September 2023.