Taxon: Parkia timoriana (DC.) Merr.

Genus: Parkia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Mimosoideae
      Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 311936
Place of publication: Philipp. J. Sci., C 5:33. 1910
Comment: = Parkia javanica auct.
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Jan-2002
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 11 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (used as a substitute for P. speciosa fide Kew Bull 1994)
  • Materials: wood (fide Kew Bull 1994)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Assam
    • Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia


  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Fortune Hopkins, H. C. 1994. The Indo-Pacific species of Parkia (Leguminosae : Mimosoideae) Kew Bull. 49:198-204.
  • Hopkins, H. C. 1983. The taxonomy, reproductive biology and economic potential of Parkia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) in Africa and Madagascar Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 87:136.
  • Nielsen, I. 1980. Notes on Indo-Chinese Mimosaceae (Adansonia) sér. 2, 19:340.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. 1970- (F Thailand)


Check other web resources for Parkia timoriana (DC.) Merr. :

  • 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.