1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Dialium L.
      1. Dialium guineense Willd.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.

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    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; forest., Sudanian transition woodland., Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; bushland and thicket., Guineo-Congolian forest.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree
    Vernacular
    West African Velvet Tamarind
    [ILDIS]

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    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Guineo-Congolian forest.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Guineo-Congolian forest.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Guineo-Congolian forest.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    India, Sri Lanka

    Dialium guineense Willd. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 2001 Mackinder, B. [326], Cameroon K000108244
    Jul 1, 2001 Mackinder, B. [328], Cameroon K000108245
    Jul 13, 1993 Soyaux, H. [303], Gabon K000417561 isotype
    Jul 13, 1993 Klaine, R.P. [37], Gabon K000417560 isotype
    Sep 1, 1981 Thomas, D.W. [1054], Cameroon K000092681
    Sep 1, 1981 Letouzey, R. [13560], Cameroon K000092682
    Sep 1, 1981 Mann [1112], Sao Tome and Principe K000417559
    Lima, H.C. [2165], Rio de Janeiro K000835164
    Sep 1, 1981 Zenker, G.A. [3770], Cameroon Dialium densiflorum K000417567 isotype
    Sep 1, 1981 Zenker, G.A. [1913], Cameroon Dialium zenkeri K000417558 isotype
    Spruce, R. [2688], Amazonas Dialium acuminatum K000835135
    Spruce, R. [2688], Amazonas Dialium acuminatum K000835136
    Spruce, R. [2688], Amazonas Dialium acuminatum K000835137

    First published in Arch. Bot. 1(1): 31 (1796)

    Accepted by

    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
    • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Steyaert in Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belg. 84: 39.
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 1: 206
    • —F.T.A. 2: 283
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Rudd, V. E. (1991). Flora of Ceylon 7: 34-107. Caesalpinioideae
    • Lock, J. M. (1989). Legumes of Africa:a check-list. RBG Kew.
    • White, F. (1983). The Vegetation of Africa
    • Keay, R. W. J. (1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa. Ed. 2;Vol. 1, part 2
    • Dalziel, J. M. (1937). The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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