Taxon: Pterocarpus indicus Willd.

 
Genus: Pterocarpus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Faboideae
      Tribe: Dalbergieae
Nomen number: 30286
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 3(2):904. 1802
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 06-Aug-2002
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Amboyna-wood  (Source: Trop Leg) - English
  • Andaman redwood  (Source: Dye Pl) - English
  • Burmese rosewood  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Malay padauk  (Source: Wealth India RM) - English
  • Papua New Guinea rosewood  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • Philippine-mahogany  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • narra  (Source: Trop Leg) - India
  • yaeyama-shitan  (Source: F Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • amboinaträd  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • angsana  (Source: Pl Book) - unknown

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: agroforestry (fide Trop Leg; Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide Trop Leg; Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (fide Trop Leg; Dye Pl)
  • Materials: wood (fide Pl Res SEAs 5(1):379. 1993)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Guangdong, - Yunnan
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Brunei; Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
  • Pacific

    • Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia; Palau
    • Southwestern Pacific: Vanuatu

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Cannon, J. & M. Cannon Dye plants and dyeing. The Herbert Press & The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 1994 (Dye Pl)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. Delhi. 1948-1976 (Wealth India RM)
  • Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). (Trad Tree Init)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Jardim e Museu Agricola do Ultramar, Portugal Flora de Sao Tome e Principe. 1972- (F STomPrin)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  • Parrotta, J. A. Healing plants of peninsular India. 2001 (Healing Pl India)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rojo, J. P. 1977. Pterocarpus 3:29.
  • Rojo, J. P. 1972. Pterocarpus (Leguminosae-Papilionaceae) revised for the world Phanerog. Monogr. 5:41.
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
  • Soerianegara, I. & R. H. M. J. Lemmens, eds. 1993. Timber trees: major commercial timbers (Pl Res SEAs) 5(1):379.
  • Verdcourt, B. A manual of New Guinea legumes. 1979 (Leg New Guinea)
  • Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. 1976 (F Okin)
  • Whitmore, T. C., ed. Tree flora of Malaya. 1972- (Trees Malaya)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

Check other web resources for Pterocarpus indicus Willd. :

  • 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.