Taxon: Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub.

Genus: Pterocarpus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Faboideae
      Tribe: Dalbergieae
Nomen number: 312067
Place of publication: Hooker's Icon. Pl. 24: t. 2369. 1895
Name Verified on: 12-Nov-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 16-Aug-2006
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: potential as vegetable (fide Trop Leg)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (fide Trop Leg)
  • Materials: wood (fide Trop Leg)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • South Tropical Africa: Angola
    • West Tropical Africa: Nigeria
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Zaire


  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1985-2004 (Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Carrisso, L. W. et al., eds. Conspectus florae angolensis. 1937- (F Angol)
  • Duke, J. A. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance. 1981 (Leg WorldEc)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rojo, J. P. 1972. Pterocarpus (Leguminosae-Papilionaceae) revised for the world Phanerog. Monogr. 5:88.
  • Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. 1968 (Dict Econ Pl)

Check other web resources for Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub. :

  • 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.