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)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Suriname (s.), Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia (e.), Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Misiones] Paraguay


  1. Barkley, F. A. 1968. Anacardiaceae: Rhoideae: Astronium (Phytologia) 16:124-128.
  2. Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  3. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  4. Dubs, B. Prodromus florae matogrossensis. Botany of Mato Grosso, series B, no. 3. (L Mato Grosso)
  5. Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. Flora of the Guianas. (F Guianas)
  6. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  7. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. Flora of Ecuador. (F Ecuador)
  8. Killeen, T. J. et al. Guia de arboles de Bolivia. 1993 (Trees Bolivia)
  9. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  10. Spichiger, R., ed. Flora del Paraguay. (F Parag)
  11. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  12. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)
  13. 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. (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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 20 June 2018.