Taxon: Robinia pseudoacacia L.

 
Genus: Robinia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Robinieae
Nomen number: 5238
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:722. 1753
Name Verified on: 31-Jul-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 37 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production (fide F Int Apico; F Tex)
  • Environmental: erosion control (fide AH 519)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide P. Hanelt, pers. comm.; AH 519; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Environmental: revegetator (fide AH 271; P. Hanelt, pers. comm.; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (for shelterbelts fide AH 519)
  • Environmental: soil improver (fide AH 271; P. Hanelt, pers. comm.; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Fuels: potential as fuelwood (fide Phytologia 85:106.)
  • Materials: wood (fide AH 519)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Lampe & McCann)
  • Weed: (fide Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Missouri, - Oklahoma
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Pennsylvania, - West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Georgia, - Kentucky

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea
    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Israel; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Greece; Italy; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Spain
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; United States
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Chile; Uruguay

  • Cultivated:

    • : Europe
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Georgia
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Tajikistan; Uzbekistan
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Primorye
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • : Europe

References:

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  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Englert, J. M. et al. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators. 1999- (NRCS Cons Pl Mat)
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Check other web resources for Robinia pseudoacacia L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Robinia pseudoacacia cultivars
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image