Taxon: Inocarpus fagiferus (Parkinson) Fosberg

 
Genus: Inocarpus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Dalbergieae
Nomen number: 20108
Place of publication: J. Washington Acad. Sci. 31:95. 1941
Comment: there is some question as to whether the spelling should be corrected to reflect the classical Latin termination (Melbourne ICN Art. 32.2) for the masculine form of this adjectival epithet (see also W. T. Stearn, Botanical Latin ed. 4:91. 1992), but lacking explicit guidance in the Code for this case we retain the original spelling
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Aug-2014
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Polynesian-chestnut  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • Tahiti-chestnut  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • châtaignier de Tahiti  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Tahitikastanie  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Pl Res SEAs 1:84. 1989)
  • Human food: pulse (locally consumed fide Edible Nuts)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland
  • Pacific

    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Vanuatu

  • Naturalized:

  • Pacific

    • Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). (Trad Tree Init)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Maesen, L. J. G. van der & Sadikin Somaatmadja, eds. 1989. Pulses (Pl Res SEAs) 1:84.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Rosengarten, F. The book of edible nuts. 1984 (Edible Nuts)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
  • Verdcourt, B. A manual of New Guinea legumes. 1979 (Leg New Guinea)
  • Whitmore, T. C., ed. Tree flora of Malaya. 1972- (Trees Malaya)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Inocarpus fagiferus (Parkinson) Fosberg :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • 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.