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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
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 9 (1 active, 1 available) 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) shade/shelter (fide Trop Leg; Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff; wood
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Guangdong Sheng, Yunnan Sheng (s.)]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Ryukyu Islands] Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Myanmar (s.), Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Pacific
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Micronesia (Caroline Islands), Palau
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Vanuatu


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  3. Cannon, J. & M. Cannon. 1994. Dye plants and dyeing The Herbert Press & The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  4. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  5. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1948-1976. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials.
  6. Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). URL: http://www.agroforestry.net/tti/Pterocarpus-narra.pdf target='_blank' Note: Permanent Agriculture Resources (PAR), Holualoa, Hawai'i\; http://www.traditionaltree.org/
  7. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  8. 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=Pterocarpus+indicus&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  9. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan.
  10. Jardim e Museu Agricola do Ultramar, Portugal. 1972-. Flora de Sao Tome e Principe. Note: introduced
  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. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  14. National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  16. Rojo, J. P. 1972. Pterocarpus (Leguminosae-Papilionaceae) revised for the world. Phanerog. Monogr. 5:41.
  17. Rojo, J. P. 1977. Pterocarpus. 3:29.
  18. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  19. Soerianegara, I. & R. H. M. J. Lemmens, eds. 1993. Timber trees: major commercial timbers. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 5(1):379.
  20. Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes.
  21. Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  22. Whitmore, T. C., ed. 1972-. Tree flora of Malaya.
  23. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

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.
  • 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=30286. Accessed 17 July 2019.