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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. Last Changed: 27-Jun-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


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. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Abbiw, D. K. Useful plants of Ghana. 1990 (Use Pl Ghana)
  3. Berhaut, J. Flore illustrée du Senegal. (F Senegal)
  4. Boudet, G. et al. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. 1986 (L Mali)
  5. Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr)
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  7. Hagos, T. H. 1962. A revision of the genus Parkia R. Br. (Mim.) in Africa Acta Bot. Neerl. 11:252.
  8. Hopkins, H. 1983. The taxonomy, reproductive biology and economic potential of Parkia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) in Africa and Madagascar Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 87:141.
  9. Lebrun, J.-P. et al. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Tchad meridional. 1972 (L SChad)
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  11. 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.

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 23 March 2019.