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Taxon: Pithecellobium unguis-cati (L.) Benth.

 
Genus: Pithecellobium
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Ingeae
Nomen number: 28717
Place of publication: London J. Bot. 3:200. 1844
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 14-Sep-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Nov-1998
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • blackbead  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • cat's-claw  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • ongles de chat  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • arranca pellejo  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • uña de gato  (Source: pers. comm.) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Bahamas, West Indies
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana (n. (cult.?)), Venezuela (n.)
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia (n.)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Bermuda


References:

  1. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  2. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. (F Java)
  3. 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):17.
  4. Britton, N. L. et al., eds. ser. 1; C. T. Rogerson, ed. ser. 2 North American flora ser. 1, 1905-1957; ser. 2, 1954-1972 (N Amer fl)
  5. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. (F Bahamas)
  6. Gooding, E. G. et al. Flora of Barbados. (F Barbados)
  7. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  8. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  9. Isely, D. 1973. Leguminosae of the United States: I. Subfamily Mimosoideae Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(1):116.
  10. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  11. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  12. Maesen, L. J. G. van der & Sadikin Somaatmadja, eds. 1989. Pulses (Pl Res SEAs) 1:85.
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  14. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  15. Rico, L. & T. Pennington 2012. Review of Fabaceae Neotropical Mimosoideae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.)

Check other web resources for Pithecellobium unguis-cati (L.) Benth. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • 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
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?28717. Accessed 14 November 2018.