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:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 1 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 ()
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff ()
  • Materials: wood ()
  • Medicines: folklore ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

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

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

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


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  4. Cannon, J. & M. Cannon Dye plants and dyeing. The Herbert Press & The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 1994 (Dye Pl)
  5. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  6. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. (Wealth India RM)
  7. Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). (Trad Tree Init)
  8. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  9. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  10. Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  11. Jardim e Museu Agricola do Ultramar, Portugal Flora de Sao Tome e Principe. (F STomPrin)
  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. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  15. National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  16. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  17. Rojo, J. P. 1977. Pterocarpus 3:29.
  18. Rojo, J. P. 1972. Pterocarpus (Leguminosae-Papilionaceae) revised for the world Phanerog. Monogr. 5:41.
  19. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  20. Soerianegara, I. & R. H. M. J. Lemmens, eds. 1993. Timber trees: major commercial timbers (Pl Res SEAs) 5(1):379.
  21. Verdcourt, B. A manual of New Guinea legumes. (Leg New Guinea)
  22. Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. (F Okin)
  23. Whitmore, T. C., ed. Tree flora of Malaya. (Trees Malaya)

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.

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=30286. Accessed 20 June 2018.