USDA ARS United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)

  GRIN Taxonomy for Plants
Jump to common names  Jump to economic impacts  Jump to distribution  Jump to references  Jump to synonyms  Jump to links to other online resources  Jump to images

***Please tell us why you value GRIN Taxonomy***

Taxon: Terminalia catappa L.

Genus: Terminalia
Family: Combretaceae subfamily: Combretoideae tribe: Combreteae subtribe: Terminaliinae.
Nomen number: 36334
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 12, 2:674. 1767
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 07-Jun-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Sep-2005
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 4 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:

  • country-almond   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • Indian-almond   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • Malabar-almond   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • sea-almond   (Source: S. Staten, p.c.) – English
  • tropical-almond   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • badamier   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • indischer Mandelbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Katappenbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • badam   (Source: Handb Nuts ) – India
  • amendoeira-da-Índia   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • amendoeira   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • chapéu-de-sol   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • almendro de la India   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • tropisk mandel   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
More:

Economic importance:

More:

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China - Guangdong, Yunnan [s.e.]
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Myanmar; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory [n.e.], Queensland [n.]
  • PACIFIC
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia; Solomon Islands; Vanuatu

      Naturalized:
  • widely naturalized in tropics

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated in tropics

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).
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960–. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java.
  • Berhaut, J. 1971–. Flore illustrée du Senegal.
  • Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature.
  • Carrisso, L. W. et al., eds. 1937–. Conspectus florae angolensis.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1976. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. Delhi. 10:168–171.
  • Cufodontis, G. 1953–1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Duke, J. A. 1989. Handbook of Nuts. CRC Press.
  • Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource).
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Eriksson, O. et al. 1979. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960–. Flora zambesiaca.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Gangopadhyay, M. & T. Chakrabarty. 1997. The family Combretaceae of Indian Subcontinent. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 21:343.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 2000. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code). 362.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Jardin botanique national de Belgique. 1967–. Flore du Congo, du Rwanda et du Burundi (Flore d'Afrique centrale).
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Lemmens, R. H. M. J. et al., eds. 1995. Timber trees: minor commercial timbers. 5(2):482 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 5(2):482.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Merrill, E. D. 1922–1926. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1980. Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932–. Flora of Suriname.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Reitz, R., ed. 1965–. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  • Rosengarten, F. 1984. The book of edible nuts.
  • Srivastav, P. K. et al. 1996. Conservation of Terminalia genetic resources: the principal source of non wood forest products in India. Forest Genet. Resources 24:55.
  • 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.
  • Standley, P. C. 1937–1939. Flora of Costa Rica.
  • Staten, S. 2006. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948–. Flora malesiana.
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.
More:

Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Terminalia catappa L.:

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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:

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.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

| USDA | ARS | GRIN | NPGS | New Search |

Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?36334 (30 September 2014)

Please send us your comments

Close Window

Ctrl P to print