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Adenanthera pavonina


Accepted name

Adenanthera pavonina L.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Synonyms

Adenanthera gersenii Scheff.11
Adenanthera polita Miq.11
Corallaria parvifolia Rumph.11

Taxonomy

Tribe: Mimoseae;  Genus: Adenanthera

Vernacular names

Acacia Coral12; Agati7; Agati Petite Feuille7; Arbre ů Église3; Bead Tree13; Bead Tree7; Bead Tree14; Boir Noir a Graines Rouges15; Boir Noir a la Graine16; Boir Noir de Bourbon16; Boir Noir Rouge17; Bois Noir de Bourbon5; Bois Noir Rouge5; Bois Noir ů Graines Rouges5; Bois Noir ů la Graine16; Bonaramena (Madagascar)18; Circassian Bean19; Circassian Seed2; Conori (Madagascar)18; Corail Végétale3; Coral Wood13; Coralitos20; Curly Bean21; Deleite20; Delicia20; Dilmawi3; Graine-réglisse3; Jumbi Bead3; Kafe Bonara (Madagascar)18; L'Église3; Lagati22; Lera23; Oeil De Paon (Madagascar)18; Paina14; Peacock Flower-fence14; Peon & #237; a20; Peon & #237; a Extranjera20; Pitipitio14; Pomea24; Popoa14; Red Bead Tree2; Red Bead Tree23; Red Sandalwood3; Red Sandalwood7; Red Sandalwood Tree14; Réglisse20; Vaivai Ni Vavalagi23

Descriptors

Perennial non-climbing tree;  not threatened

Uses

Environmental13; Wood13; Chemical products6; Chemical products9; Chemical products25; Domestic5; Domestic6; Domestic9; Domestic26; Environmental5; Environmental9; Environmental18; Food and Drink9; Medicine27; Medicine5; Medicine6; Medicine25; Miscellaneous6; Miscellaneous23; Wood5; Wood6; Wood9; Wood25; Wood16; Environmental1; Food and Drink1; Miscellaneous1; Wood1

Notes

Infusion of leaves relieves dysentry27; Seeds used as jewellers weights6; Introduced to India prehistorically.9; Posibly indigenous to Seychelles.7; Frequently cultivated.1


Geographical records

Africa:   Cameroon(I)28, Chad(I)29, Ghana(I)28, Guinea Bissau(I)30, Mozambique(I)31, Nigeria(I)32, Sao Tome & Principe(I)12, Sierra Leone(I)28, Tanzania(I)33, Togo(I)28, Uganda(I)33, Zaire(I)34

Aldabra:   Alphonse Group7, Amirantes Group7, Coetivy I7

Asia1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 27, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55:   Bangladesh(N)52, Brunei(N)55, Burma(N)5, 39, Cambodia(N)27, China(N)27, 40, India(N)4, 5, 8, 27, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, India-ISO(N)4, Indonesia-ISO(N)1, 9, 11, 37, Irian Jaya(N)1, 9, Java(N)11, Kalimantan(N)37, Laos(N)27, Lesser Sunda Is(N)9, 11, Malaysia-ISO(N)11, 27, 38, Moluccas(N)9, 11, Myanmar(N)4, 5, 27, Pakistan(I)10, Peninsular Malaysia(N)9, 11, 15, Philippines(I)9, 11, Sabah(N)38, Singapore(I)40, Sri Lanka(N)5, 6, 9, 27, Sulawesi(N)9, 11, Sumatra(N)11, Taiwan(I)35, Thailand(N)36, 39, Vietnam(N)27

Australasia9, 27:   Australia(N)9, 27, Papua New Guinea(N)1, 9

Australia:   Northern Territory9

Caribbean2, 3, 20, 21, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61:   Antigua-Barbuda(I)3, Bahamas(I)61, Barbados(I)3, Cayman Is(I)21, Dominica(I)3, Dominican Republic(I)20, Grenada(I)3, Guadeloupe(I)3, Haiti(I)20, Jamaica(I)2, Martinique(I)3, Montserrat(I)3, St Kitts-Nevis(I)3, St Lucia(I)3, St Vincent(I)3

India:   Assam4, Bihar49, Goa47, Gujarat41, Karnataka42, Kerala54, Madhaya Pradesh50, Maharashtra48, Meghalaya45, Punjab51, Sikkim8, Tamil Nadu43, Tripura46, Uttar Pradesh44, West Bengal53

Indian Ocean4, 5, 7, 18, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67:   Aldabra(U)7, Andaman Is(N)4, 65, Comoro Is(U)62, 67, Madagascar(I)18, Maldives(U)63, 66, Mauritius(I)5, Nicobar Is(N)64, Reunion(I)5, Rodrigues(I)5, Seychelles(U)7

North America19, 59:   United States(I)19, 59

Pacific Ocean1, 9, 14, 23, 24, 68, 69:   Bismarck Archipelago(N)9, Bougainville(N)1, Fiji(I)23, 68, Niue(I)24, Northern Marianas(U)69, Society Is(I)14, Solomon Is(N)1, 9

South America70, 71, 72, 73:   Brazil(I)70, 72, French Guiana(I)71, Surinam(I)73

United States:   Florida19

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

Habitats (for Africa only)

Cultivated33

Literature citations

Description1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 16, 18, 20, 21, 27, 33, 34, 35, 36, 40, 61, 74, 75, 76;  Distribution32;  Illustration1, 3, 5, 9, 20, 27, 35, 36, 61

Sources

2005 (Indian Ocean) Lock JM & Ireland H (JS2005);     Coordinator: 1994/1995 Lewis GP

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Nomenclature

TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)

APNI (Australian Plant Name Index): nomenclatural database in Canberra

Rhizobia

database of root-nodule bacteria at RIKEN, Japan



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