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Taxon: Acrocarpus fraxinifolius Wight ex Arn.

Genus: Acrocarpus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Caesalpinieae
Nomen number: 1362
Place of publication: Mag. Zool. Bot. 2:547. 1838
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Dec-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-May-2006
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Kenya coffeeshade  (Source: Trop Leg) - English
  • pink-cedar  (Source: Dict Econ Pl) - English
  • red-cedar  (Source: Trop Leg) - English
  • shingletree  (Source: Trop Leg) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production
  • Environmental: shade/shelter; shade/shelter
  • Materials: wood; wood

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, Yunnan Sheng]

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, [Assam, Sikkim] Nepal
    • INDO-CHINA: Laos, Myanmar, Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia [Jawa, Sumatera]


    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia

    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Guatemala


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Check other web resources for Acrocarpus fraxinifolius Wight ex Arn. :

  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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.

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?id=1362. Accessed 21 May 2019.