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Taxon: Pithecellobium dulce (Roxb.) Benth.

 
Genus: Pithecellobium
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Ingeae
Nomen number: 28697
Place of publication: London J. Bot. 3:199. 1844
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-May-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 17 (3 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: agroforestry (fide Mem NYBG 74(2):25. 1997); ornamental (fide Mem NYBG 74(2):25. 1997); shade/shelter; soil improver (fide Mem NYBG 74(2):25. 1997)
  • Fuels:
  • Human food:
  • Materials: wood
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja California, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Puebla, Queretaro, Veracruz, Yucatan]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela (w.)
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia (n. & w.)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere in tropics)

References:

  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. (F CambLVN)
  3. Barneby, R. C. & J. W. Grimes 1997. Silk tree, guanacaste, monkey's earring: a generic system for the synandrous Mimosaceae of the Americas. Part II. Pithecellobium, Cojoba, and Zygia Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 74(2):23.
  4. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  5. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. (F Bahamas)
  6. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  8. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  9. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  10. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  11. Isely, D. 1973. Leguminosae of the United States: I. Subfamily Mimosoideae Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(1):113.
  12. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  13. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  14. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  15. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  16. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  17. National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  18. National Academy of Sciences Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production. 1980 (Firewood Cr)
  19. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  20. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  21. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  22. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. (F Thailand)
  23. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  24. Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts (Pl Res SEAs) 2:256.
  25. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)

Check other web resources for Pithecellobium dulce (Roxb.) Benth. :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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=28697. Accessed 16 October 2018.