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Taxon: Cedrelinga cateniformis (Ducke) Ducke

Genus: Cedrelinga
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Ingeae
Nomen number: 403497
Place of publication: Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 3:70, estampa 6. 1922 "catenaeformis"
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: agroforestry (fide Leg World 201. 2005)
  • Fuels:
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Leg World 201. 2005)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela [Bolivar, Amazonas]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Acre, Amazonas, Mato Grosso (n.w.), Pará, Rondônia]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador (e.), Peru [Loreto, San Martín, Ucayali]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Barneby, R. C. & J. W. Grimes. 1996. Silk tree, guanacaste, monkey's earring: a generic system for the synandrous Mimosaceae of the Americas. Part I. Abarema, Albizia, and allies. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 74(1):251-254.
  2. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  3. Encarnación, F. 1983. Nomenclatura de las especies forestales comunes en el Perú Note: Documento de Trabajo no. 7, Proyecto PNUD/FAO/PER/81/002, Lima, Peru
  4. Lewis, G. et al., eds. 2005. Legumes of the world 201.
  5. Rico, L. & T. Pennington. 2012. Review of Fabaceae Neotropical Mimosoideae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm.
  6. Silva, M. F. D. et al. 1992. Leguminosas da Amazonia Brasileira: 2. Cedrelinga Ducke (Leg. Mimos.). Bol. Mus. Paraense Emilio Goeldi, N. S., Bot. 8:143-156.

Check other web resources for Cedrelinga cateniformis (Ducke) Ducke :

  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=403497. Accessed 27 February 2020.