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Taxon: Falcataria moluccana (Miq.) Barneby & J. W. Grimes

Genus: Falcataria
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Mimosoideae tribe: Ingeae. Also placed in: Mimosaceae
Nomen number: 405168
Place of publication: Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 74(1):255. 1996
Name verified on: 01-May-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 28-Jun-2002
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • batai   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • bataiwood   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • Moluccan-sau   (Source: Trop Leg ) – English
  • albízia   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • bataí   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • mara   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • parasiante   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: agroforestry   (fide Mem NYBG 74:256. 1996)
  • Environmental: revegetator   (fide Mem NYBG 74:256. 1996)
  • Environmental: soil improver   (fide Mem NYBG 74:256. 1996)
  • Materials: potential as fiber   (fide Trop Leg)
  • Materials: wood   (fide Ency WTimber)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Malesia: Indonesia - Irian Jaya, Moluccas; Papua New Guinea
  • PACIFIC
    Southwestern Pacific: Solomon Islands

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated in tropics

References:

  • Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Falcataria moluccana (Miq.) Barneby & J. W. Grimes:

  • 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:

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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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?405168 (23 November 2014)

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