Taxon: Hymenaea courbaril L.

 
Genus: Hymenaea
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
      Tribe: Detarieae
Nomen number: 19489
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1192. 1753
Name Verified on: 18-Dec-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production (fide Pl Res SEAs 18:82. 2000)
  • Environmental: agroforestry (fide Pl Res SEAs 18:82. 2000)
  • Human food: beverage base (fide Trop Leg)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Trop Leg)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_81.html,)
  • Materials: gum/resin (fide Pl Res SEAs 18:82. 2000)
  • Materials: wood (fide Pl Res SEAs 18:82. 2000)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2; Pl Res SEAs 18:82. 2000)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Guerrero, - Jalisco, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Amazonas, - Bahia, - Ceara, - Goias, - Maranhao, - Mato Grosso, - Para, - Paraiba, - Piaui, - Amapa
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • Central America: El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Peru - Loreto, - Madre de Dios

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Boer, E. & A. B. Ella, eds. 2000. Plants producing exudates (Pl Res SEAs) 18:82.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • 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)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Lee, Y.-T. & J. H. Langenheim 1975. Systematics of the genus Hymenaea L. (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae, Detarieae) Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 69:79-92.
  • Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia. 1987 (Leg Bahia)
  • Lewis, G. P. & P. E. Owen Legumes of the Ilha de Maraca. 1989 (Leg Maraca)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • Mors, W. T. & C. T. Rizzini Useful plants of Brazil. 1966 (Use Pl Brazil)
  • Núñez Meléndez, E. Plantas medicinales de Puerto Rico: Folklore y fundamentos científicos. 1982 (Pl Med PR)
  • National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Secretaria Pro-Tempore Tratado de Cooperacion Amazonica. 1993- (CoopAmaz)
  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. 1995- (F VenGuay)
  • 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 Hymenaea courbaril L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • 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.