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Adenanthera is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It grows in the northeast of Brazil. In some places is called Piriquiti. It has a brightly colored red seeds, which are poisonous if ingested raw. Beautiful shiny seeds in northeastern Brazil are used to make necklaces and other handicrafts. Often mistakenly referred as the seed of a tree pau - Brazil. Adenanthera contains the following species:

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1. small genus of trees of tropical Asia and Pacific areas
(synonym) genus Adenanthera
(hypernym) rosid dicot genus
(member-holonym) Mimosoideae, subfamily Mimosoideae
(member-meronym) coralwood, coral-wood, red sandalwood, Barbados pride, peacock flower fence, Adenanthera pavonina

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nf. adenanthera, small genus of trees of tropical Asia and Pacific areas

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