Taxon: Peltophorum pterocarpum (DC.) Backer ex K. Heyne

Genus: Peltophorum
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
      Tribe: Caesalpinieae
Nomen number: 27164
Place of publication: Nutt. pl. Ned.-Ind. ed. 2, 2:755. 1927
Name Verified on: 07-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Jan-1995
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 14 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Northern Territory

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere in tropics


    . also cult.


  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. 1960- (F CambLVN)
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. 1963-1968 (F Java)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. 1963- (F SAfr)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. 1984- (F Bhutan)
  • Hattink, T. A. 1974. A revision of Malesian Caesalpinia, including Mezoneuron (Leguminosae-Caesalpiniaceae) (Reinwardtia) 9:60.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. 1983 (F TamilC)
  • National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  • Parrotta, J. A. Healing plants of peninsular India. 2001 (Healing Pl India)
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. 1970- (F Thailand)
  • Verdcourt, B. A manual of New Guinea legumes. 1979 (Leg New Guinea)


Check other web resources for Peltophorum pterocarpum (DC.) Backer ex K. Heyne :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image