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Taxon: Astronium graveolens Jacq.

Genus: Astronium
Family: Anacardiaceae subfamily: Anacardioideae.
Nomen number: 402047
Place of publication: Enum. syst. pl. 33. 1760 (Select. stirp. amer. hist. 261, t. 181, fig. 96. 1763)
Name verified on: 01-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-Aug-2006
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • glassywood   (Source: F Guat ) – English (Belize)
  • aroeira   (Source: J. D. Mitchell, p.c.) – Portuguese
  • copaiva   (Source: Phytologia 16:129.) – Spanish
  • gateado   (Source: Phytologia 16:129.) – Spanish
  • jobillo   (Source: F Guat ) – Spanish
  • palo de cera   (Source: Phytologia 16:129.) – Spanish
  • palo de culebra   (Source: Phytologia 16:129.) – Spanish
  • palo obrero   (Source: Phytologia 16:129.) – Spanish
  • ronron   (Source: F Guat ) – Spanish
  • goncalo alves   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia - Beni; Colombia; Ecuador - Guayas, Morona-Santiago; Peru - Junin, San Martin

References:

  • 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).
  • Balick, M. J. et al. 2000. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85.
  • Barkley, F. A. 1968. Anacardiaceae: Rhoideae: Astronium. Phytologia 16:128–131.
  • Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Dubs, B. 1998. Prodromus florae matogrossensis. Botany of Mato Grosso, series B, no. 3. [= A. fraxinifolium Schott].
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973–. Flora of Ecuador.
  • Howard, R. A. 1973. The Enumeratio and Selectarum of Nicolaus von Jacquin. J. Arnold Arbor. 54:435–470.
  • Killeen, T. J. et al. 1993. Guia de arboles de Bolivia.
  • Mitchell, J. D. 1996. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Spichiger, R., ed. 1985–. Flora del Paraguay. [mentions].
  • 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).
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995–. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
More:

Check other web resources for Astronium graveolens Jacq.:

  • 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.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google 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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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?402047 (18 April 2014)

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