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Pithecellobium dulce


Accepted name

Pithecellobium dulce (Roxb.) Benth.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Synonyms

Acacia obliquifolia M. Martens & Galeotti19, 20, 21
Albizia dulcis (Roxb.) F. Muell.9
Feuilleea dulcis (Roxb.) Kuntze9, 19, 21, 22
Inga camatchili Perr.9, 23
Inga dulcis (Roxb.) Willd.4, 6, 7, 8, 19, 21, 24
Inga javana DC.8, 9, 19, 21, 25
Inga javanica DC.8
Inga lanceolata sensu Blanco
Inga leucantha C. Presl21
Inga pungens Willd.9, 19, 21
Mimosa dulcis Roxb.3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33
Mimosa edulis Gagnep.9
Mimosa pungens (Willd.) Poir.19, 21
Mimosa unguis-cati Blanco21
Pithecellobium littorale Record21, 33
Pithecollobium dulce (Roxb.) Benth.

Taxonomy

Tribe: Ingeae;  Genus: Pithecellobium

Vernacular names

Bois Noir de l'Inde34; Cassie de Manille8; Cassie Manie8; Cassie Manille35; Espino playero36; Guichigui37; Huam£chil38; Jangli Jalebi (Hi)39; Jina Extranjera40; Kihy Vazaha (Madagascar)17; Kilimbezana (Madagascar)17; Kilivazaha (Madagascar)17; Kodaikaapulli (Tamil)41; Madras Thorn (En)42; Madras Thorn (En)6; Madras Thorn (En)10; Madras Thorn (En)13; Madras Thorn (En)2; Madras Thorn (En)2; Manila Tamarind6; Manila Tamarind9; Manila Tamarind43; Manilla Tamarind42; Michiguiste37; Michiguiste36; Mochiguiste37; Pinzan38; Tamarin de l'Inde8; Tammarin de l'Inde8; Vilayati Babul (Hi)39; Vilayati Imli (Hi)39

Descriptors

Perennial non-climbing tree;  not threatened

Uses

Chemical products42; Environmental42; Forage42; Environmental6; Environmental8; Environmental11; Environmental17; Food and Drink11; Food and Drink44; Food and Drink45; Food and Drink43; Food and Drink39; Food and Drink46; Food and Drink47; Food and Drink17; Forage43; Forage39; Medicine43; Medicine46; Wood8; Wood12; Wood45; Wood39; Chemical products2; Environmental2; Food and Drink2; Forage2; Wood2

Notes

in old clearings.44; Native to Tropical America.8; Native of South America; widely cultivated in the tropics.2


Geographical records

Africa:   Burundi(I)48, Chad(I)48, Djibouti(I)48, 49, Egypt(I)48, Ethiopia(I)50, Ghana(I)48, Kenya(I)1, Malawi(I)48, Mozambique(I)51, Nigeria(I)52, Sierra Leone(I)48, Somalia(I)50, Sudan(I)48, Tanzania(I)1, Togo(I)48, Uganda(I)1, Zaire(I)48, Zimbabwe(I)48

Asia2, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 24, 44, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80:   Bangladesh(I)74, Bhutan(I)11, Brunei(I)79, Cambodia(I)6, China(I)18, India(I)58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 80, India-ISO(I)7, Indonesia-ISO(I)57, 80, Java(N)80, Kalimantan(N)57, Laos(I)6, Malaysia-ISO(I)54, 80, Nepal(I)16, 67, Pakistan(I)12, 55, Peninsular Malaysia(N)80, Philippines(I)24, 80, Ryukyu Is(I)15, Sabah(N)80, Singapore(I)78, Sri Lanka(I)9, Sumatra(N)80, Taiwan(I)18, 53, 56, Thailand(I)44, 80, Vietnam(I)6

Australasia2:   Papua New Guinea(I)2

Caribbean3, 19, 40, 81:   Bahamas(I)81, Dominican Republic(I)40, Jamaica(I)3

Central America32, 36, 82, 83, 84, 85:   Belize(N)86, Costa Rica(N)87, El Salvador(N)33, 84, Guatemala(N)33, 88, Honduras(N)33, Mexico(N)85, Mexico (North & Central)(N)32, Mexico (South East)(N)82, 83, Nicaragua(N)36, 89, Panama(N)21, 26, 33, 90

China:   Guangdong18, Guangxi18, Yunnan18

India:   Andhra Pradesh75, Arunachal Pradesh62, Assam66, Bihar68, Dadra-Nagar-Haveli64, Delhi69, Goa66, Gujarat58, Haryana70, Himachal Pradesh66, Jammu-Kashmir66, Karnataka59, Kerala71, Madhaya Pradesh72, Maharashtra65, Manipur66, Meghalaya66, Mizoram66, Nagaland66, Orissa66, Pondicherry66, Punjab73, Rajasthan61, Sikkim66, Tamil Nadu60, Tripura63, Uttar Pradesh77, West Bengal76, Yanan66

Indian Ocean8, 10, 11, 17, 91, 92:   Chagos Archipelago(I)92, Madagascar(I)17, Mauritius(I)8, 11, Reunion(I)8, 11, Rodrigues(I)91, Seychelles(I)10

North America93:   United States(N)22, 88, 89, 93, 94

Pacific Ocean13, 43, 95, 96, 97, 98:   Fiji(I)13, Hawaii(I)96, Marshall Is(I)97, Northern Marianas(I)97, Ogasawara-Shoto(I)98, Society Is(I)43

South America1, 2, 8, 99:   Brazil(N)30, Colombia(N)19, 26, 27, 88, Ecuador(N)88, French Guiana(N)29, Guyana(U)99, Peru(N)31, Surinam(I)99, Venezuela(N)19, 26, 31, 87, 88

United States:   Florida93, Texas93

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)

Cultivated1

Literature citations

Description1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 24, 36, 40, 44, 47, 53, 54, 80, 81, 100, 101, 102;  Illustration2, 4, 6, 8, 44, 53, 101

Sources

2005-04 SeneviratneGI (Sinhala & Tamil vern. names);     Coordinator: 1994 Nielsen IC & Rico ML

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