Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Guilandina L.

Guilandina major (Medik.) Small

This species is accepted, and its native range is Madagascar, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Pacific, Caribbean, Mexico to N. Brazil. It is used as a medicine and has environmental uses.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Caribbean. Elevation range: 10–60 m a.s.l. Cultivated in Colombia. Colombian departments: Atlántico, Magdalena.
Habit
Tree.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Climbing, Shrub
Vernacular
Guacolote Amarillo, Mato Amarillo

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
Vernacular
Mato Amarillo, Talamoa Foto, Yellow Nicker

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 10 - 60 m.; Llanura del Caribe.
Morphology General Habit
Árbol

[UPFC]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

[ILDIS]
Use
Food and Drink, Medicine

Native to:

Bahamas, Borneo, Brazil North, Cambodia, Caroline Is., Cook Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, Easter Is., Fiji, Florida, Guyana, Haiti, Hawaii, India, Jamaica, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Marianas, Marshall Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Guinea, Niue, Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Tonga, Vietnam, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Norfolk Is.

Guilandina major (Medik.) Small appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Kajewski, S.F. [1206], Queensland Caesalpinia major K000264159 isotype Yes
Schipp, W.A. [1080], Belize Caesalpinia major K000661670 No
Rovirosa, J.N. [454], Mexico Caesalpinia major K000661671 No
Méndez G, A. (Alush Shilom Tom) [9000], Mexico Caesalpinia major K000661674 No
Gentle, P.H. [1857], Belize Caesalpinia major K000661668 No
Gentle, P.H. [1857], Belize Caesalpinia major K000661672 No
Schipp, W.A. [S-144], Belize Caesalpinia major K000661673 No
Gentle, P.H. [1857], Belize Caesalpinia major K000661669 No

First published in Fl. S.E. U.S.: 591 (1903)

Accepted by

  • Forzza, R.C., Zappi, D. & Souza, V.C. (2016-continuously updated). Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção http://reflora.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/listaBrasil/ConsultaPublicaUC/ResultadoDaConsultaNovaConsulta.do.
  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325. [Cited as Caesalpinia major.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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  • 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

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Science Photographs

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  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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