Taxon: Entada rheedei Spreng.

Genus: Entada
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Mimosoideae
      Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 412130
Place of publication: Syst. veg. 2:325. 1825 "rheedii"
Name Verified on: 01-Dec-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Feb-2002
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Healing Pl India, as E. pursaetha)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal
    • West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Zaire
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; Bhutan; India; Nepal; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland, - Northern Territory


  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. 1960- (F CambLVN)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. 1980- (F Aust)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Lock, J. M. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. 1989 (Leg Africa)
  • Lock, J. M. & J. Heald Legumes of Indochina: a checklist. 1994 (Leg Indochina)
  • Nicolson, D. H. et al. 1988. An interpretation of Van Rheede's Hortus Malabaricus Regnum Veg. 119:135.
  • Parrotta, J. A. Healing plants of peninsular India. 2001 (Healing Pl India)
  • Sanjappa, M. Legumes of India. 1992 (Leg India)
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. 1970- (F Thailand)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)


Check other web resources for Entada rheedei Spreng. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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.