1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Saraca L.
      1. Saraca asoca (Roxb.) J.J.de Wilde

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Pakistan to Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

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    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
    Vernacular
    Ashok, Asoca, Diya-ratambala, Diya-ratmal, Jonesia
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    Use
    Environmental, Food and Drink, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Wood

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka

    Introduced into:

    Andaman Is., Jawa, Malaya, New Guinea, Pakistan, Sulawesi, Sumatera

    Saraca asoca (Roxb.) J.J.de Wilde appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Forsyth [s.n.], India K000780046
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5822], Myanmar Jonesia asoca K001122277
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5822], Myanmar Jonesia asoca K001122279
    Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 5822], Myanmar Jonesia asoca K001122278
    De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 5822] Jonesia asoca K001122275
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5822] Jonesia asoca K001122270
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5822], India Jonesia asoca K001122271
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5822], India Jonesia asoca K001122272
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5822], India Jonesia asoca K001122273
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5822] Jonesia asoca K001122274
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5822] Jonesia asoca K001122276
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5822] Jonesia asoca K001122280

    First published in Blumea 15: 393 (1968)

    Accepted by

    • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Smith, A.C. (1985). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 3: 1-758. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.
    • Ali, S.I. in E. Nasir & S.I. Ali, eds. (1973). Caesalpiniaceae Flora of West Pakistan 54: 1-47.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
    • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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    • Saxena, H. O. & Brahman, M. (1994). The Flora of Orissa (Ranunculaceae to Fabaceae)
    • Jain, S. K. (1991). Dictionary of Indian Folk Medicine and Ethnobotany
    • Rudd, V. E. (1991). Flora of Ceylon 7: 34-107. Caesalpinioideae
    • Polhill, R, M. (1990). Legumineuses. In: Flore des Mascareignes, Vol 80. J. Bosser et a
    • Deb, D. B. (1981). The Flora of Tripura State Vol 1
    • Verdcourt, B. (1979). A Manual of New Guinea Legumes. Office of Forests, Lae, PNG
    • Ali, S. I. (1973). Flora of Pakistan, No. 54 Caesalpiniaceae. Karachi:Univ Karac
    • Zuijderhout, G. F. P. (1967). Blumea 15(2) :413-425 A Revision of the Genus Saraca L.
    • Bouton, L. (1857). Trans. Roy. Soc. Arts Mauritius n. s. 1:1-177 Medicinal plants...

    Sources

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    International Legume Database and Information Service
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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