Biancaea sappan (L.) Tod.

First published in Hort. Bot. Panorm. 1: 3 (1875)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Indian Subcontinent to Indo-China. It is a scrambling shrub or tree and grows primarly in the seasonally dry tropical biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, East Himalaya, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Hainan, India, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Guinea, Nigeria, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Uganda, West Himalaya, Zaïre

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919. [Cited as Caesalpinia sappan.]

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). 61. Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae. Flora Zambesiaca 3(2): 1-218. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae. Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. & Heald, J. (1994). Legumes of Indo-China a check-list: 1-164. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-List: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Polhill, R.M. (1990). Flore des Mascareignes 80: 1-235. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jul 1, 2005 Souza, H.M. [s.n.], São Paulo Caesalpinia sappan K000841433 Yes
Jan 1, 2005 Barreto, K.D. [871], São Paulo Caesalpinia sappan K000841431 Yes
Jan 1, 2005 Souza, H.M. [s.n.], São Paulo Caesalpinia sappan K000841432 Yes
Owens, S.J., USA Caesalpinia sappan 52925.000 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5838], India Caesalpinia sappan K001122325 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5838] Caesalpinia sappan K001122323 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5838] Caesalpinia sappan K001122326 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5838] Caesalpinia sappan K001122324 Yes

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • 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 Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images