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Taxon: Cladrastis kentukea (Dum. Cours.) Rudd

Genus: Cladrastis
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Sophoreae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 50020
Place of publication: Phytologia 21:327. 1971 "kentuckea"
Name verified on: 05-May-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 05-May-2010
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 5 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:

  • Kentucky yellowwood   (Source: Zander ed17 [as C. lutea]) – English
  • yellowwood   (Source: Trees US [as C. lutea]) – English
  • virgilier à bois jaune   (Source: Zander ed16 [as C. lutea]) – French
  • Kentucky-Gelbholz   (Source: Zander ed17 [as C. lutea]) – German
  • gulved   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard, as C. lutea)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

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).
  • Andrews, S. 1999. Notes from the RHS Nomenclature Panel: 2. Cladrastis kentukea, the correct name for C. lutea, the yellowwood. New Plantsman 6:99–100. [accepts].
  • Duly, M. L. & M. A. Vincent. 2003. A synopsis of the genus Cladrastis (Leguminosae). Rhodora 105:221–226. [accepts].
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2000. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. [= C. lutea (F. Michx.) K. Koch].
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. [= C. lutea].
  • Isely, D. 1981. Leguminosae of the United States. III. Subfamily Papilionoideae: tribes Sophoreae, Podalyrieae, and Loteae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(3):21. [= C. lutea (F. Michx.) K. Koch].
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. [accepts].
  • Meyer, F. G. et al. 1994. A catalog of cultivated woody plants of the southeastern United States. [accepts].
  • Radford, A. E. et al., eds. 1980–. Vascular flora of the southeastern United States. [= C. lutea (F. Michx.) K. Koch].
  • Robertson, K. R. 1977. Cladrastis: the yellow-woods. Arnoldia (Jamaica Plain) 37:137–150. [= C. lutea (F. Michx.) K. Koch].
  • Spongberg, S. A. & J.-S. Ma. 1997. Cladrastis (Leguminosae subfamily Faboideae tribe Sophoreae): a historic and taxonomic overview. Int. Dendrol. Soc. Year Book 27–35. [accepts].
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora. [accepts].
  • Yakovlev, G. P. 1975. Rody triby Sophoreae (Bronn) DC. (sem. Fabaceae) flory SSR (Tribus Sophoreae (Bronn) DC. (Fabaceae) genera florae URSS). Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 12:227. [accepts].
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Check other web resources for Cladrastis kentukea (Dum. Cours.) Rudd:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Cladrastis kentukea cultivars
  • 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:

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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?50020 (21 September 2014)

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