Taxon: Dipteryx odorata (Aubl.) Willd.

 
Genus: Dipteryx
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Dipterygeae
Nomen number: 14393
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 3(2):910. 1802
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 06-Aug-2002
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (as a substitute for vanilla fide Leg WorldEc)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_24.html,)
  • Materials: essential oils (fide Leg WorldEc; Gilbert 1995)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (fide Leg WorldEc; Gilbert 1995)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Amazonas, - Mato Grosso, - Para
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia; Peru

  • Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya
    • West Tropical Africa: Nigeria
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad
    • Northern South America: Venezuela

References:

  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Barbosa, C. 1994. Contribución al conocimiento de las leguminosas colombianas. I. La tribu Galegeae (Brown) Torrey & Gray, 1838 sensu lato (Trianea) 5:25.
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols. 1986-1987 (HerbSpices)
  • Duke, J. A. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance. 1981 (Leg WorldEc)
  • Duke, J. A. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 1985 (CRC MedHerbs)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Gilbert, B. 1995. Economic plants of the Amazon (Chem Amazon) 19-33.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Peirce, A. The American Pharmaceutical Association practical guide to natural medicines. 1999 (Pract Guide Nat Med)
  • Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. Flora of Suriname. 1932- (F Suriname)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  • Stutz, L.-C. & R. Spichiger 1982. Las Cesalpinioideas y Faboideas del Arboretum Jenaro Herrera (provincia de Requena, departamento de Loreto, Peru) (Candollea) 37:56.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Dipteryx odorata (Aubl.) Willd. :

  • 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