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Taxon: Afzelia rhomboidea (Blanco) S. Vidal

Genus: Afzelia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Detarioideae
Nomen number: 1651
Place of publication: Cat. met. pl. lenos. 28. 1880
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Feb-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 9 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • Malacca-teak  (Source: Trop Leg) - English
  • tindalo  (Source: Trop Leg) - Filipino

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood (for timber)

Distributional Range:


    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Sumatera] Malaysia, [Sarawak] Philippines


  1. Hou, D. 1994. Studies in Malesian Caesalpinioideae (Leguminosae). I. The genera Acrocarpus, Afzelia, Copaifera, and Intsia. Blumea 38:318-320.
  2. Léonard, J. J. G. 1950. Note sur les genres paléotropicaux, Afzelia, Intsia et Pahudia (Leguminosae-Caesalpinae). Reinwardtia 1:63.
  3. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  4. Meijer Drees, E. 1938. The genera Intsia and Pahudia (Legum.) in the Netherlands Indies. Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg 16:100. Note: = Pahudia rhomboidea (Blanco) Prain
  5. National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future
  6. Soerianegara, I. & R. H. M. J. Lemmens, eds. 1993. Timber trees: major commercial timbers. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 5(1):72.

Check other web resources for Afzelia rhomboidea (Blanco) S. Vidal :

  • 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=1651. Accessed 24 August 2019.