Taxon: Pithecellobium dulce (Roxb.) Benth.

 
Genus: Pithecellobium
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Mimosoideae
      Tribe: Ingeae
Nomen number: 28697
Place of publication: London J. Bot. 3:199. 1844
Name Verified on: 01-May-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 17 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: agroforestry (fide Mem NYBG 74(2):25. 1997)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Mem NYBG 74(2):25. 1997)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide Firewood Cr)
  • Environmental: soil improver (fide Mem NYBG 74(2):25. 1997)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Trop Leg)
  • Fuels: fuelwood (not best quality fide Firewood Cr)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_91.html,)
  • Materials: wood (fide Firewood Cr)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja California, - San Luis Potosi, - Sonora, - Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Colima, - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Puebla, - Queretaro, - Veracruz, - Yucatan
  • Southern America

    • Central America: El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere in tropics

    Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. 1960- (F CambLVN)
  • Barneby, R. C. & J. W. Grimes 1997. Silk tree, guanacaste, monkey's earring: a generic system for the synandrous Mimosaceae of the Americas. Part II. Pithecellobium, Cojoba, and Zygia Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 74(2):23.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. 1982 (F Bahamas)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • 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)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Isely, D. 1973. Leguminosae of the United States: I. Subfamily Mimosoideae Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(1):113.
  • 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)
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  • National Academy of Sciences Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production. 1980 (Firewood Cr)
  • Parrotta, J. A. Healing plants of peninsular India. 2001 (Healing Pl India)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. 1970- (F Thailand)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts (Pl Res SEAs) 2:256.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. 1943-1980 (F Panama)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Pithecellobium dulce (Roxb.) Benth. :

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image