Taxon: Carapa guianensis Aubl.

 
Genus: Carapa
Family: Meliaceae
Nomen number: 9004
Place of publication: Hist. pl. Guiane suppl. 32, t. 387. 1775
Name Verified on: 29-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Mar-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: lipids (fide F Neotrop 28:414. 1981)
  • Materials: wood (fide F Neotrop 28:414. 1981)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Cuba; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Martinique; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Kenfack, D. 2011. A synoptic revision of Carapa (Meliaceae) Harvard Pap. Bot. 16:182-185.
  • Pennington, T. D. 1981. Meliaceae Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 28:407-414.
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)

Check other web resources for Carapa guianensis Aubl. :

  • 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.