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Fabaceae-Faboideae  family

Machaerium lunatum
(Linnaeus f.) Ducke,
Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 4: 310.  1925.
Bas.: Pterocarpus lunatus Linnaeus f. (1782). 

Indigenous spiny shrub of swampy grassland.
Quite a few specimens in the open area close to the Pterocarpus relic forest, Cul de Sac swamp, Castries.
Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent,  Greater Antilles, Trinidad,  Mesoamerica, South America.
Under threat of local extinction due to habitat loss.