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Notes and Caveats
This list was compiled from a multitude of sources.
Although every effort has been made to provide correct data, nothing is guaranteed to be correct.
"Nominal species" are simply names of species;  they may be valid or invalid species, but have been proposed or used somewhere.
"auctorum" = of authors;   "sensu auct." = "sensu auctorum" = according to, or as used by, various authors
"Ex" means from the book/work of; Thus: "melanocarpa Hochst. ex A. Rich., 1847" = species name authored by Hochst., from a pub. by Rich in 1847
Taxonomic "Status" is primarily that which is presented on the International Legume Database & Information Service (ILDIS)

An asterisk is placed in the "Have spms." column if I have representative seeds in my personal collection.
* = specimens of valid species; * = specimens for synonyms; ? = ID is questionable

I gladly welcome additions or corrections to this list. --- Last update: February 7, 2017

New species for 2012: monticola, persericea (comb. nov.), sanjappae
New species for 2013: analucianae, argentea, cajamarca, globulifera, jarocha, klitgaardiae
New species for 2014: pseudoelliptica, tapantiana
OLD names newly listed, 2016: ecuatoriana, paohwashanica
OLD names newly listed, Jan. 2017: hirtipetala, mutilamellata, schmutzii

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Have
specimens
Count Species Name Authority and Publication Date Type
specimens
Status Accepted
Count
  1 acuminata Baker   accepted 1
  2 acuminata Graham, 1831-1832   synonym  
  3 acuminata Merrill      
  4 acuminata Graham ex Prain      
  5 aimum Wiriadinata        
  6 albertisii F. Muell., 1876   synonym  
  7 alterrima        
  8 altissima (Jacq.) DC.   synonym  
  9 altissima Bojer ex Bentham, 1837      
  10 altissima Hooker & Arn., 1832      
  11 altissima Scopoli, 1777      
  12 altissima var. altissima        
  13 altissima var. pilosula Bentham, 1862      
  14 amblyodon Harms, 1920   accepted 2
  15 analucianae Moura, Mansano, Torke, Lewis & Tozzi, 2013   synonym  
  16 andreana Micheli, 1892   synonym  
  17 anguina Wallich, 1832   synonym  
  18 anguinea Sweet, 1826
possibly: (Roxb ex. Baker)
  doubtful  
  19 argentea Moura, 2013   accepted 3
  20 argyrophylla Standley, 1922   accepted 4
* 21 aterrima (Piper & Tracy) Holland, 1911   synonym  
  22 aterrima Merrill, 1917      
  23 atrocarpa F.P. Metcalf, 1940   synonym  
* 24 atropurpurea (Roxb.) Wight & Arn., 1825(?)   accepted 5
  25 atropurpurea sensu auct.   misapplied  
  26 atropurpurea auct. non (Roxb.) DC.   misapplied  
  27 atropurpurea Baker   synonym  
  28 aurea C.B. Rob., 1908   accepted 6
  29 axillaris Baker, 1886 [1887]   synonym  
  30 baileyana Merrill & L.M. Perry, 1942   synonym  
  31 bakeri Koord.   synonym  
  32 balfouriana A. Murray, 1860      
  33 benettii (or? bennettii)        
* 34 bennettii F. Muell., 1876   accepted 7
  35 bennettii sensu Polunin   synonym  
  36 bennettii        
  37 bernieriana Baillon, 1883   synonym  
  38 biplicata Kurz   accepted 8
  39 biplicata sensu auct.   misapplied  
  40 biplicata Teijsmann & Binnendijk   synonym  
* 41 birdwoodiana Tutcher, 1905   accepted 9
  42 blumei Burck, 1893   doubtful  
  43 bodinieri H. Léveillé, 1908   synonym  
  44 brachycarpa Rech., 1913      
  45 bracteata DC., 1825   accepted 10
  46 brevipes Craib, 1927   synonym  
  47 bungoensis        
  48 cajamarca Moura, 2013   accepted 11
  49 calophylla W.W. Sm., 1920   accepted 12
  50 canaliculata Verdcourt, 1978   accepted 13
  51 capitata Wight & Arn., 1834   synonym  
  52 capitata Sweet, 1826      
  53 castanea Merrill, 1932 isotype synonym  
  54 ceramensis Burck, 1893   unresolved  
  55 championi        
  56 championii Bentham, 1852   accepted 14
  57 chaiapaneca Mousa & Moura      
  58 chienkweiensis (or? ckienkweiensis) G.Z. Li, 1990   synonym  
  59 clemensiae Merrill & L.M. Perry, 1948   synonym  
  60 cochinchinense (or? cochinchinensis) (Lour.) A. Chev., 1919   synonym  
  61 colletii (or? collettii) Lace, 1915   synonym  
  62 comorensis Vatke, 1878   synonym  
  63 comosa (G. Mey.) DC., 1825      
  64 coriacea Baker   accepted 15
  65 coriacea sensu Hauman   misapplied  
  66 coriacea subsp. coriacea _____, 1970      
  67 coriacea var. coriacea        
  68 coriacea var. glabrialata Hauman, 1955      
  69 coriacea subsp. irritans (Burtt Davy) Verdcourt, 1970      
  70 coriocarpa Hand.-Mazz., 1925      
  71 corvina Gagnepain, 1914   synonym  
  72 corymbosa Graham, 1831-1832   synonym  
  73 cristata Buchanan-Hamilton ex Wallich, 1831-1832   unresolved  
  74 cuatrecasasii Hern. Cam. & C. Barbosa ex L.K. Ruiz, 2009   accepted?
unresolved?
16
  75 curranii Elmer, 1907   accepted 17
  76 cuspidata        
  77 cyanosperma Karl Moritz Schumann, 1889   synonym  
* 78 cyclocarpa F.P. Metcalf, 1940   accepted 18
  79 cylindrosperma Welwitsch ex Baker, 1871      
  80 dalbertii        
* 81 deeringiana (Bort) Merrill, 1910   synonym  
  82 deeringiana (Bort) Holland, 1911      
  83 deerlingianum (Bornet) Small, 1913    
  84 diabolica Keuchenius   accepted 19
  85 diabolica B. Heyne   provisional  
  86 diabolica Backer ex K. Heyne, 1927      
  87 diabolica Backer ex Keuchenius, 1924      
  88 diabolica subsp. diabolica        
  89 diabolica subsp. kenneallyi Verdcourt, 1980      
  90 dichora Hoffmanns   unresolved  
* 91 diplax Wilmot-Dear, 1991   accepted 20
  92 discolor Merrill & L.M. Perry, 1942   accepted 21
  93 ecuatoriana Moura, Lewis, Mansano, Azevedo, 19__ isotype; specimens accepted 22
  94 elegans Merrill & L.M. Perry, 1942      
* 95 elliptica (Ruiz & Pavon) DC., 1825   accepted 23
  96 elmeri Merrill, 1929      
  97 erecta Baker, 1895   synonym  
  98 eriocarpa Barb. Rodr., 1898   unresolved  
  99 esquirolii H. Léveillé, 1909   synonym  
  100 exserta C.B. Clarke ex C.E.C. Fisch., 1929   synonym  
* 101 fawcettii Urban, 1908   synonym  
  102 ferox Verdcourt, 1980 holotype accepted 24
  103 ferruginea Matsum., 1899   synonym  
  104 ferruginea var. bungoensis (Ohwi) Ohwi, 1975      
  105 ferruginea var. irukanda (Ohwi) Ohwi, 1975      
  106 flagellipes Hook. f. [or? Vogel ex Bentham, 1849]   accepted 25
  107 forbesii Baker f., 1923   synonym  
  108 forbesii sensu (Piper) Backer, 1941   misapplied  
  109 foveolata Merrill, 1922   synonym  
* 110 gigantea (Willd.) DC., 1825 specimens; specimens accepted 26
  111 gigantea subsp. gigantea (Willd.) DC., 1825      
  112 gigantea var. gigantea _____, 1825      
  113 gigantea var. nigricans DC., 1825      
  114 gigantea subsp. plurisemina Verdcourt, 1978      
  115 gigantea subsp. quadrialata (Baker) Verdcourt, 1970 syntype    
  116 gigantea subsp. tashiroi (Hayata) H. Ohashi & Tateishi, 1976      
  117 glabra Wilmot-Dear      
  118 glabrescens Hauman, 1955:99      
  119 glabrialata (Hauman) Verdcourt, 1970   accepted 27
  120 globulifera Moura, Zamora & Azevedo, 2013   accepted 28
  121 gracilipes Craib, 1927   accepted 29
  122 gracillipes        
  123 gracilis Graham, 1831-1832   synonym  
  124 grevei Drake, 1902 [1903] holotype; isotype; isotype; isotype synonym  
  125 hainanensis Hayata, 1913 specimens accepted 30
  126 hainanensis subsp. hainanensis _____, 1991      
  127 hainanensis subsp. multilamellata Wilmot-Dear, 1991      
  128 hassjoo (Piper & Tracy) Mansf., 1959   synonym  
  129 hexandra (Roxb.) Ralph, 1849   synonym  
  130 hirsuta Wight & Arn., 1834   synonym  
  131 hirtipetala Wilmot-Dear and R. Sha      
  132 holtoni (Kuntze) Moldenke   variant  
* 133 holtonii (Kuntze) Moldenke, 1933   accepted 31
  134 homblei De Wildeman, 1913   unresolved; synonym  
  135 hooglandii Verdcourt 1978   accepted 32
  136 horrida Baillon, 1883 holotype synonym  
  137 huberi Ducke, 1925   synonym  
  138 humbloti Drake isotype variant  
  139 humblotii Drake, 1902 [1903]   accepted 33
* 140 imbricata Baker   accepted 34
  141 imbricata DC. ex Bakh. isolectotype    
  142 imbricata sensu Merrill   synonym  
  143 imbricata (Roxb.) DC., 1825      
  144 incurvata Wilmot-Dear and R. Sha      
  145 inflexa (Ruiz & Pav.) DC., 1825   synonym  
* 146 interrupta Gagnepain, 1914   accepted 35
  147 iriomotenis Ohwi (or? iriomotensis)   synonym  
  148 iriomotensis Ohwi, 1936   variant  
  149 irritans Burtt Davy, 1932   synonym  
  150 irukanda Ohwi, 1936   synonym  
  151 irukanda var. bungoensis Ohwi, 1975      
  152 japira Tozzi, Agostini and Sazima, 2005 [1]      
  153 japoica Nakai   variant  
  154 japonica Nakai, 1932   synonym  
  155 jarocha Moura, Mansano, Gereau & Tozzi, 2013   accepted 36
  156 johnstonii     nomen nudum  
  157 junghuhniana (Kuntze) Backer [or? Prain, 1897]   synonym  
  158 junghuhnianum Backer ex Koorders-Schumacher, 1911      
  159 kawakabutii Wiriadinata   unresolved  
  160 keyensis Burck, 1893   unresolved  
  161 killipiana Jorge Hernandez Camacho & César E. Barbosa, 1988 paratype accepted 37
  162 klitgaardiae Moura, 2013   accepted 38
  163 kostermansii Wiriadinata      
  164 kraetkei Warburg, 1891   synonym  
  165 lamellata Wilmot-Dear, 1984   accepted 39
  166 lamii Verdcourt, 1978   accepted 40
  167 lane-poolei Summerhayes   accepted 41
  168 lanepoolei        
  169 lelumei Burdjuk.      
  170 lenticellosa K. Schumann   synonym  
  171 lignosa Scopoli, 1777   unresolved  
  172 lindro Piper   unresolved  
  173 longipedicellata Hauman, 1955 type; type; isotype synonym  
  174 longipedunculata Merrill, 1905   accepted 42
  175 lucidula Burck, 1893 isotype synonym  
  176 luzoniensis Merrill, 1906   synonym  
  177 lyonii Merrill, 1906   synonym  
  178 macmillani Elmer      
  179 macmillanii Elmer, 1915   accepted 43
  180 macrobotrys Hance, 1851   accepted 44
  181 macrobotrya     misapplied  
* 182 macrocarpa Wallich, 1830   accepted 45
  183 macroceratides (Raddi) DC., 1825   provisional  
  184 macrophylla Miq., 1855 isotype; isotype accepted 46
  185 macropoda Baker f., 1923 [or: Wallich ex Baker]   accepted 47
  186 mairei H. Léveillé, 1914   synonym  
  187 manongarivensis Du Puy & Labat, 1996   accepted 48
  188 mapirensis (Rusby) J.F. Macbr., 1943   synonym  
  189 martini (or martinii) H. Léveillé & Vaniot, 1908 [3] holotype unresolved  
  190 mattogrossensis Barb. Rodr., 1898   synonym  
  191 melanocarpa Hochst. ex A. Rich., 1847   accepted 49
  192 membranacea Hayata, 1913   accepted 50
  193 mindorensis Merrill, 1908   accepted 51
  194 miniata Merrill, 1917   doubtful  
  195 minima Haines, 1920   synonym  
  196 mitis (Ruiz & Pav.) DC., 1825   accepted 52
  197 mollis (Kunth) DC., 1825   accepted 53
  198 mollissima Kurz [or? Teijsm. & Binnend. ex Kurz]   accepted 54
* 199 monosperma Wight [or? (Roxb.) DC., 1825]   accepted 55
  200 monosperma Wallich, 1831-1832      
  201 montana Diels, 1912   synonym  
* 202 monticola Zamora, Moura & Azevdo, 2012 [2]   accepted 56
  203 mooneyi Moura, Gereau & Lewis, 1915   accepted 57
  204 mutilamellata Wilmot-Dear   accepted 58
* 205 mutisiana (Kunth) DC., 1825   accepted 59
  206 myriaptera Baker, 1889   synonym  
  207 neocaledonica Baker f., 1921      
  208 nigra Buch.-Ham., 1831-1832   unresolved  
* 209 nigricans (Lour.) Steud.   accepted 60
  210 nigricans sensu Tateishi & H. Ohashi   misapplied  
  211 nigricans sensu auct.   misapplied  
  212 nigricans sensu Merrill   synonym  
  213 nigricans var. hainanensis (Hayata) Wilmot-Dear, 1984      
  214 nigricans var. hongkongensis Wilmot-Dear, 1984      
  215 nivea (Roxb.) DC., 1825   synonym  
  216 nivea (Roxb.) Wight & Arn.   synonym  
  217 novaeguineensis Scheffer   variant  
  218 mova-guineensis Scheffer      
* 219 nova-guineensis R. Scheffer, 1876   accepted 61
  220 novoguineensis        
  221 occidentalis Hepper, 1956; Moura & Lewis, 2014 (comb. nov.)   accepted 62
  222 oligoplax Niyomdham & Wilmot-Dear   accepted 63
  223 ovalis Baker f., 1924      
  224 paohwashanica T. Tang & F.T. Wang   accepted 64
  225 pachycarpa Wiriadinata   accepted 65
  226 pachylobia Rock, 1920      
  227 pacifica Hosaka   accepted 66
  228 pallida Cordemoy, 1895   accepted 67
  229 paniculata Baker, 1883   accepted 68
  230 paohwashanica T. Tang & F.T. Wang, 1955   synonym  
  231 parvifolia Burck, 1893   unresolved  
  232 pauciflora Blume ex Burck   unresolved  
  233 peekelii Harms, 1920   synonym  
  234 persericea (Wilmot-Dear 1990)   T.M. Moura & A.M.G. Azebedo   accepted 69
  235 pesa De Wildeman, 1914   synonym  
  236 pesa var. glabrescens Hauman, 1955      
  237 pesa var. pesa ____, 1955      
  238 pilosula Bentham, 1862      
  239 platycarpa (Ruiz & Pav.) DC., 1825   synonym  
* 240 platyphylla A. Gray, 1854   accepted 70
  241 platyplekta Quisumb. & Merrill   accepted 71
  242 pluricostata Barb. Rodr., 1898   accepted?
synonym?
72
  243 plurijuga        
  244 plurisemina Verdcourt, 1978      
  245 paohwashanica T. Tang & F.T. Tang, 1953 (1955?)   synonym  
  246 poggei Taubert, 1896   accepted 73
  247 poggei var. glabrescens (Hauman) Verdcourt, 1970      
  248 poggei var. occidentalis Hepper, 1956 holotype    
  249 poggei var. pesa (De Wildeman) Verdcourt, 1970      
  250 poggei var. poggei _____, 1956      
  251 ponapeana Hosaka   synonym  
* 252 pruriens (L.) DC., 1825   accepted 74
  253 pruriens Reunion form      
  254 pruriens Scopoli, 1777      
  255 pruriens subsp. pruriens        
  256 pruriens var. pruriens        
  257 pruriens var. sericophylla (Perkins) Wilmot-Dear, 1991      
  258 pruriens pruriens hirsuta        
  259 pruriens pruriens var. hirsuta        
  260 pruriens pruriens novoguineensis Verdcourt, 1978 holotype    
  261 pruriens pruriens var. thekkadiensis Thothathri & Ravi Kumar, 1997      
  262 pruriens var. utilis (Wallich ex Wight) Baker ex Burck, 1893      
  263 prurita Hooker, 1856   synonym  
  264 prurita (L.) Hooker   synonym  
  265 prurita Wight, 1831      
  266 pseudoelliptica Moura et al, 2014   accepted 75
  267 psittacina Miers, 1864   synonym  
  268 pulcherrima (Koord.) Merrill   synonym  
  269 pureni (L.) DC.      
  270 purita Wight, 1831      
  271 purpurea DC. ex Pammel, 1911   unresolved  
  272 quadrialata Baker, 1871 type; syntype synonym  
  273 recta Wallich   synonym  
  274 recta Buch.-Ham., 1831-1832      
  275 reptans Verdcourt, 1980   accepted 76
  276 reticulata Burck, 1893   accepted 77
  277 revoluta Wilmot-Dear, 1992   accepted 78
  278 rhynchosioides Taubert, 1896   synonym  
  279 rostrata Bentham, 1859 [Bentham, George (1800-1884)]   accepted 79
  280 rubro-aurantiacea De Wildeman, 1913   synonym  
  281 rutilans Moc. & Sess ex DC., 1825   unresolved  
  282 sakapipei Wiriadinata      
  283 samarensis Merrill   accepted 80
  284 sanjappae Aitawade & Yadav, 2012 isotype accepted 81
  285 schlechteri Harms, 1920   accepted 82
  286 schmutzii Wiriadinata unresolved
* 287 sempervirens Hemsley, 1887   accepted 83
  288 sericea        
  289 sericophylla Perkins   synonym  
* 290 sloanei Fawcett & Rendle, 1917   accepted 84
  291 spuria (G. Mey.) Steud., 1841      
  292 stanleyi C.T. White   accepted 85
  293 stans Welwitsch ex Baker, 1871   accepted 86
* 294 stenoplax Wilmot-Dear, 1992   accepted 87
  295 suberosa Gagnepain, 1914   synonym  
  296 subferruginea Hayata, 1913   synonym  
  297 subumbellata Wilmot-Dear, 1990      
  298 sumbawensis (or? sumbawaensis) Wiriadinata isotype unresolved  
  299 taborensis Schweinf. ex Piper   unresolved  
  300 tapantiana Zamora & Moura, 2014   accepted 88
  301 tashiroi Hayata, 1913   synonym  
  302 terrens H. Léveillé, 1914   accepted 89
  303 thailandica Niyomdham & Wilmot-Dear, 1992   accepted 90
  304 thekkadiensis        
  305 tjerolang Blume ex Burck, 1893   unresolved  
  306 tomentosa K. Schumann   accepted 91
  307 toppingii Merrill, 1917      
  308 toyoshimai Nakai   synonym  
  309 umbellata Salzmann ex Bentham, 1862      
* 310 urens (L.) Medikus, 1787   accepted 92
  311 urens sensu auct.   misapplied  
  312 urens (Jacq.) DC.   synonym  
  313 urens (L.) DC., 1825      
  314 urens (L.) Fawcett & Rendle, 1917      
  315 urens Scopoli, 1777      
  316 urentissima Blume ex Burck, 1893   unresolved  
  317 utilis Wallich ex Wight, 1840   synonym  
  318 velutina Hassk., 1842   synonym  
  319 venenosa A. Murray, 1860   unresolved  
  320 venulosa (Piper) Merrill & F.P. Metcalf, 1937   synonym  
  321 verdcourtii        
  322 virgata (Rich.) Steud.   synonym  
  323 virgata (Rich.) Desv.   synonym  
  324 virgata Desv. ex Steudel, 1841      
  325 volubilis Steud., 1841   unresolved  
  326 wangii HU, 1940   synonym  
  327 warburgii K. Schumann & Lauterbach   accepted 93
  328 wertheimii Burck, 1893   unresolved  

Number of species for which I have seed specimens: 28
Definition of "unresolved"

  [1] Authors of the publication differ from authorities for the new species: japira Azevedo, Agostini, & Sazima
[2] Authorities of the new species differ from authors of the publication: Moura, Zamora, Torke, Mansano, & Tozzi.
[3] Authorities (Léveillé & Vaniot) of the new species differ from the author (Léveillé) of the publication.
 

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A personal note (pet peeve): Abbreviations are used to shorten long text. Doing so often imposes confusion; often it is unnecessary.
Examples: Abbreviating Medikus as "Medik." saves writing one character (drop the period and add "us");
Abbreviating Hooker as Hook. saves writing one character! Shortening Hosaka to Hosak. saves NO characters!!!!
Abbreviating Baillon as "Baill." saves writing one character! Abbreviating Gagnepain as "Gagnep." saves writing two characters!

There's enough confusion in taxonomy...   why purposefully implement more confusion, simply to save writing a few characters?
To minimize further confusion, where possible, I've replaced abbreviated names with their complete spelling.

Commonly Used Author Abbreviations

See also: Wikipedia's Category: Botanists with author abbreviations
Wikipedia's List of botanists by author abbreviation
Harvard University Herbaria's Index of Botanists
Abbreviation Author
Baill. Henri Ernest Baillon
Benth. George Bentham
Binn. Simon Binnendijk
Buch.-Ham. Francis Buchanan-Hamilton
DC Augustin Pyramus de Candolle
De Wild. Émile Auguste Joseph De Wildeman
Fawc. William Fawcett
Hochst. Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter
Gagnep. François Gagnepain
Hemsl. William Hemsley
Hochst. Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter
Hook. William Hooker
Hosak. Edward Yataro Hosaka
Kunth Carl Sigismund Kunth (aka: Karl Sigismund Kunth)
Kurz Wilhelm Sulpiz Kurz
L. Carl Linnaeus - aka: Carl von Linné
"Father of modern taxonomy"
Lauterb. Carl Adolf Georg Lauterbach
Lev. (or H. Lev.) Augustin Abel Hector Léveillé
Medik. Friedrich Kasimir (or Casimir) Medikus
Merr. Elmer Drew Merrill
Pav. José Antonio Pavón or José Antonio Pavón Jiménez
Roxb. William Roxburgh - "Father of Indian Botany"
Salzm. Philipp Salzmann OR M. Salzmann
Scheff. Rudolph Scheffer
Schum. Julius (Heinrich Karl) Schumann [Karl Moritz Schumann]
Scop. Giovanni Antonio Scopoli
Summerh. Victor Samuel Summerhayes
Taub. Paul Hermann Wilhelm Taubert
Teijsm. Johannes Elias Teijsmann
Vant. Eugene Vaniot
Verdc. Bernard Verdcourt
Wallich Nathaniel Wallich
Warb. Otto Warburg
Welw. Friedrich Welwitsch
Willd. Carl Ludwig Willdenow
Wiriad. Harry Wiriadinata - IBETP Project Manager

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