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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.
Accessions: 17 (3 active, 3 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 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, San Luis Potosí, Sonora, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Puebla, Querétaro, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Yucatán]

    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. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960-. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  2. 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.
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  4. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  5. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  6. 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=Pithecellobium+dulce&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  7. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. Note: cult.
  8. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles. Note: natzd.
  9. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  10. Isely, D. 1973. Leguminosae of the United States: I. Subfamily Mimosoideae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(1):113.
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  12. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  13. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936-. Flora of Peru Note: 1936-1971; new ser. 1980-
  14. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  15. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  16. National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future
  17. National Academy of Sciences. 1980. Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production
  18. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  19. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  20. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). URL: http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_91.html target='_blank'
  21. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970-. Flora of Thailand.
  22. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  23. Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 2:256.
  24. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.
  25. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=28697. Accessed 17 October 2019.