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Taxon: Enterolobium cyclocarpum (Jacq.) Griseb.

Genus: Enterolobium
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Mimosoideae tribe: Ingeae. Also placed in: Mimosaceae
Nomen number: 15195
Place of publication: Fl. Brit. W. I. 226. 1860
Name verified on: 04-Jun-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-Jun-2010
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 8 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • devil's-ear   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • earpodtree   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • elephant's-ear   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • monkeysoap   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – English
  • bois tanniste rouge   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • oreille d'éléphant   (Source: F LAnt ) – French
  • Affenseife   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • árbol de las orejas   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • carita   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • corotú   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • guanacaste   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • parota   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Veracruz
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: Guyana; Venezuela - Apure, Aragua, Barinas, Carabobo, Cojedes, Falcon, Federal District, Guarico, Lara, Miranda, Nueva Esparta, Portuguesa, Yaracuy, Zulia
    Brazil: Brazil - Roraima
    Western South America: Colombia

      Uncertain:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Northern South America: Suriname

      Cultivated:
  • AFRICA
    Africa
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India
    Malesia: Philippines; Singapore
  • PACIFIC
    Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia

References:

  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Balick, M. J. et al. 2000. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85.
  • Barneby, R. C. & J. W. Grimes. 1996. Silk tree, guanacaste, monkey's earring: a generic system for the synandrous Mimosaceae of the Americas. Part I. Abarema, Albizia, and allies. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 74(1):247, 248. [mentions].
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Dugand, A. 1966. Notas sobre la flora de Colombia y paises vecinos. Phytologia 13:392.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  • Funk, V. et al. 2007. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584.
  • Hokche, O. et al. 2008. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles. [cult.].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  • Isely, D. 1973. Leguminosae of the United States: I. Subfamily Mimosoideae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(1):142.
  • Jardín Botánico Nacional. 1998–. Flora de la República de Cuba.
  • Kumar, S & P. V. Sane. 2003. Legumes of South Asia: a checklist.
  • Lewis, G. P. & P. E. Owen. 1989. Legumes of the Ilha de Maraca.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  • Liogier, H. A. 1984–. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  • Lock, J. M. & C. S. Ford. 2004. Legumes of Malesia: a checklist.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden. W³Tropicos (on-line resource).
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future.
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1980. Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert.
  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource).
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  • Wiggins, I. L. 1980. Flora of Baja California.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
  • Zhu, X. Y. et al. 2007. Legumes of China: a checklist.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Enterolobium cyclocarpum (Jacq.) Griseb.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database 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.

Images or nodulation data:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?15195 (24 April 2014)

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