Parkia R.Br.

First published in Narr. Travels Africa, App. XXII: 234 (1826)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Tropical Asia to W. Pacific, Central & S. Tropical America.


Native to:

Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Is., Somalia, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre

Introduced into:

China South-Central, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Trinidad-Tobago


Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. Scientific Data 8: 215.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 2: 323.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Denham & Clapperton, Trav., app.: 234 (1826).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in Denh. & Clapp., Trav., app.: 234 (1826)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
May 27, 2014 Vásquez, R.; et al. [36025] Peru K000966970 No
May 27, 2014 Vásquez, R.; et al. [36025] Peru K000966949 No
Sep 1, 2007 Argent, G.; Seridan, A.; Wilkie, P. [9624] Indonesia K000564746 No
Jul 1, 2007 Argent, G.; Saridan, A.; Wilkie, P. [9624] Indonesia K000564747 No
Jan 1, 2000 Haviland, G.D. [2907] Malaysia K000564739 No
Jan 1, 2000 Brunig, E.F. [S 12025] Malaysia K000564742 No
Jan 1, 1995 Carvalho, A.M.; Thomas, W.W.; Santos et al, T.S. [4654] Brazil K000057463 Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Lemos, R.P.L. [2856] Brazil K000057466 Yes
Jan 1, 1987 Balée, W.L.; Ribeiro, B.G. [1850] Brazil K000849420 Yes
Jan 1, 1985 Ackerly, D. [1302.873.2] Brazil K000849425 Yes
Oct 1, 1982 Lechananlts ? [s.n.] K000564114 No
Oct 1, 1982 King, Dr. [5300] Malaysia K000564718 No
Feb 25, 1980 Burchell [9863] Brazil K000849448 Yes
Jan 1, 1969 Forero, E.; Coelho, L.F.; Farias, L.G. [6428] Brazil K000849419 Yes
Hopkins, M.J.G.; Miller, R.; Baxter, K.; Latham, S.; Richardson, F.; Cunha, A.C. [1032] Brazil K000849421 Yes
Lewis, G., P. [275] K000564830 No
Constantino, D. [1630] Brazil K000849441 Yes
Ducke, A. [23261] Brazil K000504619 Isolectotype Yes
Ducke, A. [23261] Brazil K000504620 Isolectotype Yes
Folli, D.A. [1428] Brazil K000849444 Yes
Froes, R. [1911] Brazil K000849416 Yes
Yii; Awang, J.; Asah. [S. 65061] K000564827 No
Kulip, J; Kuntil, L. [SAN 133571] K000564828 No
Indonesia K:SPC-66605.000 No
Ching, Y., P. [44077] K000564829 No
Enjah, A.; et al. [S.69288] Malaysia K001769964 Yes
Spruce [1078] Brazil K000849413 Yes
Riera, B.; Sabatier, D. [1885] French Guiana K000849443 Yes
Brown, G.S. [A 3116] K000564825 No
Krukoff, B.A. [7113] Brazil K000849414 Yes
Hopkins, H.C.; Hopkins, M.J.G. [235] Brazil K000849447 Yes
Plowman, T.; Rosa, N.A.; Rosário, C.S. [9693] Brazil K000849446 Yes
Cid Ferreira, C.A.; Thomas, W.W.; Pirani, J.; Oliveira, J.G.; Ackerly, D.; Lima, R.P.; Coelho, J.A. [6191] Brazil K000849426 Yes
Beccari, O. [795] K000564824 No
Folli, D.A. [1428] Brazil K000849445 Yes
Ridsdale, C.E.; et al. [459] Philippines K000295978 Yes
Haviland, G.D. [2906] Malaysia K000564738 Holotype Yes
Yii; Awang, J.; Asah. [S. 65061] K000564826 No
Santos, M.R. [71] Brazil K000849442 Yes


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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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