Taxon: Samanea saman (Jacq.) Merr.

 
Genus: Samanea
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Ingeae
Nomen number: 32979
Place of publication: J. Washington Acad. Sci. 6:47. 1916
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 01-May-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: agroforestry ()
  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Environmental: shade/shelter ()
  • Fuels: potential as fuelwood ()
  • Invertebrate food: lac insects ()
  • Materials: carved material ()
  • Materials: wood ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama [Bocas del Toro, Cocle, Panama]
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia


    Cultivated (also cult. in tropics)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere in tropics)

    Other (exact native range in neotropics obscure)

References:

  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1981. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. (F CambLVN)
  3. Barneby, R. C. & J. W. Grimes 1996. Silk tree, guanacaste, monkey's earring: a generic system for the synandrous Mimosaceae of the Americas. Part I. Abarema, Albizia, and allies Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 74(1):119-121.
  4. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  5. Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). (Trad Tree Init)
  6. Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds. 1997. Auxiliary plants (Pl Res SEAs) 11:224-227.
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  8. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  9. Isely, D. 1973. Leguminosae of the United States: I. Subfamily Mimosoideae Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(1):115.
  10. Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia. 1987 (Leg Bahia)
  11. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  12. Little, E. L., Jr. et al. Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. (Trees PR)
  13. Lock, J. M. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. 1989 (Leg Africa)
  14. Luna, R. K. Plantation trees. (Plantation Trees)
  15. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  16. Nasir, S. M. & M. Athar 1998. Fuelwood as an energy source (Phytologia) 85:106.
  17. National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  18. Nielsen, I. C. 1981. Tribe 5. Ingeae Benth. (Adv Leg Syst) 1:180.
  19. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  20. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1985. Flora of Thailand. (F Thailand)
  21. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  22. Verdcourt, B. A manual of New Guinea legumes. (Leg New Guinea)

Check other web resources for Samanea saman (Jacq.) Merr. :

  • 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

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?32979. Accessed 22 May 2018.