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Taxon: Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.) R. Br. ex G. Don

Genus: Parkia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 26777
Place of publication: J. C. Loudon, Hort. brit. ed. 1:277. 1830 (G. Bentham, J. Bot. (Hooker) 4:328. 1841)
Link to protologue:
  • • Loudon credits G. Don with authorship of "the Linnean Arrangement and its Supplement" of this work on p. iv of the Preface
  • • G. Don cited "Juga (= Inga) biglobosa Willd."
Name Verified on: 13-Oct-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: agroforestry (fide Quedraogo, 1995) ornamental (fide Quedraogo, 1995)
  • Human food: potential as oil/fat (fide Bot J Linn Soc 87:163. 1983) potential as oil/fat (fide Bot J Linn Soc 87:163. 1983)

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad (s.), Sudan (s.)
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali (s.), Niger (s.), Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Abbiw, D. K. 1990. Useful plants of Ghana Intermediate Technology Publications & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  2. Berhaut, J. 1971-. Flore illustrée du Senegal.
  3. Boudet, G. et al. 1986. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali
  4. Burkill, H. M. 1985-2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa.
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Parkia+biglobosa&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  6. Hagos, T. H. 1962. A revision of the genus Parkia R. Br. (Mim.) in Africa. Acta Bot. Neerl. 11:252.
  7. Hopkins, H. 1983. The taxonomy, reproductive biology and economic potential of Parkia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) in Africa and Madagascar. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 87:141.
  8. Lebrun, J.-P. et al. 1972. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Tchad meridional
  9. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  10. Quedraogo, A. S. 1995. Parkia biglobosa en Afrique de l'Ouest : Biosysthematique et Amelioration (Parkia biglobosa (Leguminosae) in West Africa; biosystematics and improvement). i-viii, 1-205. Note: publ. by Agric. Univ. Wageningen
  11. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.) R. Br. ex G. Don :

  • 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=26777. Accessed 15 July 2019.