Pterocarpus lucens Lepr. ex Guill. & Perr.

First published in Fl. Seneg. Tent.: 228 (1832)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & S. Africa. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarly in the seasonally dry tropical biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Accepted Infraspecifics

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • 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.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • 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.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée. Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-List: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Kew Species Profiles

  • Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae: Flora Zambesiaca 3. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Groom, A. (2010). Pterocarpus lucens. Assessment using IUCN Categories and Criteria 3.1 (IUCN 2001). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lemmens, R.H.M.J. (2008). Pterocarpus lucens Lepr. Ex Guill.& Perr. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa, Timbers 1. D. Louppe, A.A. Oteng-Amoako & M. Brink, pp. 482-383. PROTA Foundation, Wageningen.
  • Sacandé, M. & Sanon, M.D. (2007) Pterocarpus lucens Lepr. Hørsholm: Forest & Landscape Denmark.
  • Saslis-Lagoudakis, C., Forest, F., Hawkins, J.A., Francis, L. & Klitgaard, B.B. (2010). Repeated transoceanic long-distance dispersal in the history of the pantropical genus Pterocarpus (Fabaceae). Poster at 5th International Biogeographical Society meeting (Crete, 2011).
  • Saslis-Lagoudakis, C., Klitgaard, B.B., Forest, F., Francis, L., Savolainen, V., Williamson, E.M. & Hawkins, J.A. (2011). The use of phylogeny to interpret cross-cultural patterns in plant use and guide medicinal plant discovery: an example from Pterocarpus (Fabaceae: Dalbergieae). PLoS ONE (Public Library of Science).

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aubrév. Fl. For. Soud.-Guin. 312, t. 63, 1–2.
  • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 2: 539
  • Chev. Bot. 212
  • —F.T.A. 2: 238

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Guillemin, Perrottet & Richard, Fl. Seneg. Tent.: 228 (1832).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • 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.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Brummitt, R.K. & al. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca 3(3): 1-258. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • 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.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée. Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-List: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Aubrév., Fl. For. Soud.-Guin.: 312, t. 63/1, 2 (1950).
  • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 539 (1929).
  • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 238 (1871), pro parte, excl. specim. Kirk.
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 2: 226 (1952).
  • Guill. & Perr. in Fl. Seneg. Tent.: 228 (1832).
  • Harms in A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3 (1): 633 (1915).
  • Hauman in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 6: 17 (1954).
  • Hepper in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 517 (1958).
  • Rojo in Phanerogam. Monogr. 6: 48 (1971).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Dalziel, J. M. (1937). The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa
  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
  • Hepper, F. N. (1958). Papilionoideae. In: Flora West Tropical Africa. Keay, R. W. J.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun (1976). IEMVPT Etude Botanique No. 3. Catalogue des plantes.. du Niger

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1969 Kitson, A. [836], Ghana K000239592 Yes
Jan 1, 1969 Dalziel, J.M. [s.n.], Nigeria K000239596 Yes
Jan 1, 1969 Kennedy, J.D. [7238], Nigeria K000239594 Yes
Jan 1, 1969 Wilde, W.J.J.O. de [10714], Ethiopia K000627811 Yes
Jan 1, 1966 Eggeling, W.J. [1279], Uganda K000627808 Yes
Schimper [1597], Ethiopia K000379367 Yes
Schimper [1597], Ethiopia K000379368 Yes
Schimper [1597], Ethiopia K000379369 Yes
Schimper [1668], Ethiopia K000379370 Yes
Wickens, G.E. [3621], Sudan K000627813 Yes
Gerard [844], Congo, DRC K000627820 Yes
Schimper [1668], Ethiopia K000379371 Unknown type material Yes
Francis, D. [55], Sudan K000627814 Yes
Friis, I. [11699], Ethiopia K000627816 Yes
Hall [46313], Ghana K000239591 Yes
Lécard, T. [43], Mali K000239589 Yes
Lécard, T. [60], Mali K000239590 Yes
Chevalier, A.J.B. [1003], Mali K000239588 Yes
Dalziel, J.M. [s.n.], Nigeria K000239597 Yes
Breteler, F.J. [1155], Cameroon K000627817 Yes
Diallo, D. [295], Mali K000239584 Yes
Nongonierma, A. [556], Senegal K000239583 Yes
Wickens, G.E. [2936], Sudan K000627812 Yes
Troupin, G. [1252], Congo, DRC K000627821 Yes

Sources

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    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
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