Taxon: Astronium fraxinifolium Schott

Genus: Astronium
Family: Anacardiaceae
Subfamily: Anacardioideae
Nomen number: 401565
Place of publication: K. P. J. Sprengel, Syst. veg. 4(2):404. 1827
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Aug-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • kingwood  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • locustwood  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • tigerwood  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • zebrawood  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • arroeira-do-campo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • arroeira-vermelha  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • chibatã  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • gonçalo-alves  (Source: Pl Book) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • gonzales-do-mato  (Source: Phytologia) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pau-gonçalves  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • quebracho  (Source: Phytologia) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • ubatã  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jobillo  (Source: F Guat) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood (timber fide F Guat)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Central America: Costa Rica
    • Northern South America: Suriname ; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina Misiones; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia ; Colombia ; Ecuador ; Peru


  • Barkley, F. A. 1968. Anacardiaceae: Rhoideae: Astronium (Phytologia) 16:124-128.
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Dubs, B. Prodromus florae matogrossensis. Botany of Mato Grosso, series B, no. 3. (L Mato Grosso)
  • Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. Flora of the Guianas. 1986- (F Guianas)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. Flora of Ecuador. 1973- (F Ecuador)
  • Killeen, T. J. et al. Guia de arboles de Bolivia. 1993 (Trees Bolivia)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Spichiger, R., ed. Flora del Paraguay. 1985- (F Parag)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. 1943-1980 (F Panama)
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74. 1996, 1999 (L Argent)

Check other web resources for Astronium fraxinifolium Schott :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.