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Pterocarpus soyauxii

Accepted name

Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub.1


Tribe: Dalbergieae;  Genus: Pterocarpus

Vernacular names

African Padouk2; Barwood2; Barwood3


Perennial non-climbing tree;  not threatened


Chemical products2; Wood2; Medicine4; Wood4

Geographical records

Africa:   Angola-ISO(N)1, Cameroon(N)1, Central African Republic(N)1, Equatorial Guinea-ISO(N)1, Gabon(N)1, Nigeria(N)1, Zaire(N)1
(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)

Guineo-Congolian forest1

Literature citations

Description1, 4, 5;  Illustration6


1993 Polhill RM


1:Hepper, F.N. (1958) Papilionoideae. In: Flora West Tropical Africa. Keay, R.W.J.
2:Dalziel, J.M. (1937) The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa
3:Terrell, E.E. (1977) Checklist of Names for 3, 000 Vas. Pl... Agric. Handbook No. 505
4:Robyns, W. (Ed.) (1954) Flore du Congo Belge Vol. 6. Dalbergieae, Vicieae, Phaseoleae
5:Keay, R.W.J. et al. (1964) Nigerian Trees Vol. 2
6:Rojo, J.P. (1972) Phanerog. Monogr. 5: 1-119 Pterocarpus (Leguminosae-Papilion..

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TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)


database of root-nodule bacteria at RIKEN, Japan

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