Taxon: Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Kunth

 
Genus: Gliricidia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Robinieae
Nomen number: 17647
Place of publication: W. G. Walpers, Repert. bot. syst. 1:679. 1842 (Steudel, Nomencl. bot. ed. 2, 1:688. 1840, pro syn.)
Link to protologue:
Comment: authorship verified from original literature, where Kunth is acknowledged (p. III) as "fautor" (W. Greuter, pers. comm. via e-mail to K. Gandhi on 19 Dec 2008)
Typification:
Name Verified on: 28-Jun-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-May-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • Nicaraguan cocoashade  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • quick-stick  (Source: Pl Res SEAs) - English
  • mãe-do-cacau  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • planta-mãe-do-cacau  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cacahuananche  (Source: Pap AU Wagen) - Spanish
  • madre de cacao  (Source: F Panama) - Spanish
  • madriado  (Source: Pap AU Wagen) - Spanish
  • madricacao  (Source: Pap AU Wagen) - Spanish
  • mata ratón  (Source: Trianea) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production ()
  • Environmental: agroforestry ()
  • Environmental: shade/shelter ()
  • Environmental: soil improver ()
  • Animal food: potential as forage ()
  • Fuels: charcoal ()
  • Fuels: fuelwood ()
  • Materials: wood (timber fide Syst Bot M 45:101. 1995)
  • Medicines: folklore ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • Mexico (c. & s.)

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  2. Barbosa, C. 1994. Contribución al conocimiento de las leguminosas colombianas. I. La tribu Galegeae (Brown) Torrey & Gray, 1838 sensu lato (Trianea) 5:47.
  3. Correa, J. E. & H. Y. Bernal 1992. Especies vegetales promisorias de los paises del Convenio Andres Bello. (Esp Veg Prom) 8:326-336.
  4. Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). (Trad Tree Init)
  5. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  7. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  8. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  9. Lavin, M. & M. Sousa S. 1995. Phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of the tribe Robinieae (Leguminosae) Syst. Bot. Monogr. 45:93.
  10. Lavin, M. et al. 2003. Phylogeny of robinioid legumes (Fabaceae) revisited: Coursetia and Gliricidia recircumscribed, and a biogeographical appraisal of the Caribbean endemics Syst. Bot. 28:400.
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  12. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  13. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  14. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  15. National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  16. National Academy of Sciences Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production. 1980 (Firewood Cr)
  17. Nicolson, D. H. et al. Flora of Dominica, Part 2: Dicotyledonae. Smithsonian contributions to botany vol. 77. (F Dominica) 105.
  18. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  19. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. Flora of Suriname. (F Suriname)
  20. Spellman, D. L. et al. A list of the monocotyledoneae/dicotyledonae of Belize. Rhodora v. 77 & 83. (L Belize)
  21. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:133-137.
  22. Westphal, E. & P. C. M. Jansen, eds. 1989. A selection (Pl Res SEAs) A:136.
  23. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)

Check other web resources for Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Kunth :

  • 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

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=17647. Accessed 24 April 2018.