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List of names matching "Castanospermum "
Status Name
accepted Castanospermum australe A. Cunn. & C. Fraser

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Castanospermum australe

Accepted name

Castanospermum australe A. Cunn. & C. Fraser1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


Tribe: Sophoreae;  Genus: Castanospermum

Vernacular names

Australian Chestnut (En)3; Black Bean (En)7; Chataigne de la Nouv. Hollande5; Chataignier d'Australie5; Chataignier d'Australie5; Moreton Bay Chestnut3; Moreton Bay Chestnut5; Moreton Bay Chestnut8; Moreton Bay Chestnut2


Perennial non-climbing tree


Environmental3; Environmental6; Environmental8; Environmental9; Food and Drink3; Food and Drink7; Miscellaneous3; Miscellaneous4; Toxins7; Wood7; Environmental1


Native of Australia.9; Probably introduced during the earilest days of European settlement.2

Geographical records

Africa:   Kenya(I)1, South Africa(I)10, Tanzania(I)1, Uganda(I)1, Zimbabwe(I)10

Asia2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14:   India(I)4, 11, 12, 13, 14, Indonesia-ISO(I)9, Java(N)9, Pakistan(I)6, Sri Lanka(I)3

Australasia2, 5, 8, 15, 16:   Australia(N)2, 5, 8, 15, New Caledonia(N)8, 16, Papua New Guinea(I)2

Australia:   New South Wales15, Queensland15

India:   Karnataka4, Kerala14, Punjab12, Tamil Nadu11, West Bengal13

Indian Ocean5:   Mauritius(I)5, Reunion(I)5

Pacific Ocean2, 8, 16, 17:   Bismarck Archipelago(I)2, New Zealand (North)(I)17, Society Is(I)8, Vanuatu(N)8, 16

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

Habitats (for Africa only)


Literature citations

Description1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9;  Illustration2, 13


2005 (Indian Ocean) Lock JM & Ireland H (JS2005);     Coordinator: 2005-10 Agababian M (French vern. names)


1:Gillett, J.B. et al. (1971) Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop.E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
2:Verdcourt, B. (1979) A Manual of New Guinea Legumes. Office of Forests, Lae, PNG
3:Rudd, V.E. (1980) A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 1: 428-458 Fabaceae
4:Sanjappa, M. (1992) Legumes of India. Dehra Dun: Bishen Singh Mahendra...
5:Polhill, R, M. (1990) Legumineuses. In: Flore des Mascareignes, Vol 80. J. Bosser et a
6:Ali, S.I. (1977) Papilion. In: Flora of West Pakistan, No 100.
7:Ambasta, S.P. (1986) The useful plants of India
8:Welsh, S.L. (1998) Flora Societensis
9:Backer, C.A. (1963) Flora of Java. Groningen, The Netherlands
10:Lock, J.M. (1985) Specimen in Herb. Kew
11:Nair, N.C. & Henry, A.N. (1983) Flora of Tamil Nadu, India Vol. 1
12:Parker, R.N. (1918) Forest Flora for the Punjab with Hazara and Delhi
13:Benthall, A.P. (1946) The trees of Calcutta. Calcutta.
14:Sasidharan, N. & Sivarajan, V.V. (1996) Flowering plants of Thrissur Forest... Kerala, India. Jodhpur.
15:Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990) Census Australian Vasc. Plants, Bureau Fl. & Fauna, Canberra
16:Wiersema, J.H. et al. (1990) Legume Nomenclature USDA Germplasm Sys. USDA Tech. Bull. 1757
17:Horn, P.E. (1988) Herbarium References

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TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)

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


database of root-nodule bacteria at RIKEN, Japan

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