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Taxon: Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub.

Genus: Pterocarpus
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Dalbergieae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 312067
Place of publication: Hooker's Icon. Pl. 24: t. 2369. 1895
Name verified on: 12-Nov-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 16-Aug-2006
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:


Economic importance:

  • Human food: potential as vegetable   (fide Trop Leg)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff   (fide Trop Leg)
  • Materials: wood   (fide Trop Leg)

Distributional range:

    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Nigeria
    South Tropical Africa: Angola



Check other web resources for Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub.:

  • 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:

  • Check 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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