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Taxon: Sapindus saponaria L.

Genus: Sapindus
Family: Sapindaceae subfamily: Sapindoideae.
Nomen number: 33090
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:367. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 07-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 2 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.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • soapberry   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • soaptree   (Source: F PuertoR ) – English
  • southern soapberry   (Source: Trees US ) – English
  • wing-leaf soapberry   (Source: Trees US ) – English
  • bois de panama   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • savonnier   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Seifenbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • saboeira   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • fruta-de-sabão   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jequiriguaçú   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pau-de-sabão   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • sabão-de-macaco   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • sabão-de-soldado   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • sabonete   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • saboneteira   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jaboncillo   (Source: Dict Gard ) – Spanish
  • jaboncillo   (Source: F Tex ) – Spanish   [Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii]
  • såpbärsträd   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

More:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida, Georgia [s.e.]
    Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina [n.]; Paraguay

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles. 1969. Arizona flora, ed. 2.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Liogier, H. A. 1984–. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541.
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936–1971. Flora of Peru.; new ser. 1980-
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Pittier, H. F. et al. 1945–1947. Catálogo de la flora venezolana.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Reitz, R., ed. 1965–. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource).
  • Spichiger, R., ed. 1985–. Flora del Paraguay.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Standley, P. C. 1920. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
More:

Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Sapindus saponaria L.:


Images:

  • GRIN Images of germplasm accessions.
  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
More:
  • 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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