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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:
Name Verified on: 01-May-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 20 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: agroforestry; ornamental; shade/shelter
  • Fuels:
  • Invertebrate food:
  • Materials: wood; wood

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama [Bocas del Toro, Coclé, Panamá]
    • 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. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1981. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  2. 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.
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  4. Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). URL: http://www.agroforestry.net/tti/Rhizophora-IWP.pdf target='_blank' Note: Permanent Agriculture Resources (PAR), Holualoa, Hawai'i\; http://www.traditionaltree.org/
  5. Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds. 1997. Auxiliary plants. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 11:224-227.
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Samanea+saman&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  7. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  8. Isely, D. 1973. Leguminosae of the United States: I. Subfamily Mimosoideae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(1):115. Note: = Pithecellobium saman (Jacq.) Benth.
  9. Lewis, G. P. 1987. Legumes of Bahia Note: mentions
  10. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  11. Little, E. L., Jr. et al. 1964-1974. Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Note: = Pithecellobium saman (Jacq.) Benth.
  12. Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist Note: = Albizia saman (Jacq.) F. Muell.
  13. Luna, R. K. 1996. Plantation trees. Note: International Book Distributors
  14. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936-. Flora of Peru Note: = Pithecellobium saman (Jacq.) Benth.
  15. Nasir, S. M. & M. Athar. 1998. Fuelwood as an energy source. Phytologia 85:106.
  16. National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future
  17. Nielsen, I. C. 1981. Tribe 5. Ingeae Benth.. Advances in legume systematics. 1:180. Note: places Samanea in synonymy under Albizia Durazz.
  18. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova. Note: = Albizia saman (Jacq.) F. Muell.
  19. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1985. Flora of Thailand.
  20. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala. Note: = Pithecellobium saman (Jacq.) Benth.
  21. Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes.
  22. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

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.
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?32979. Accessed 19 July 2019.