Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Saraca L.

Saraca asoca (Roxb.) W.J.de Wilde

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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
Vernacular
Ashok, Asoca, Diya-ratambala, Diya-ratmal, Jonesia

[ILDIS]
Use
Environmental, Food and Drink, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Wood

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.) W.J.de Wilde appears in other Kew resources:

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

First published in Blumea 15: 393 (1968)

Accepted by

  • Ali, S.I. (1973). Caesalpiniaceae Flora of West Pakistan 54: 1-47.
  • 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.
  • Smith, A.C. (1985). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 3: 1-758. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • 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.

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Ali, S. I. (1973). Flora of Pakistan, No. 54 Caesalpiniaceae. Karachi:Univ Karac
  • Bouton, L. (1857). Trans. Roy. Soc. Arts Mauritius n. s. 1:1-177 Medicinal plants...
  • Deb, D. B. (1981). The Flora of Tripura State Vol 1
  • Jain, S. K. (1991). Dictionary of Indian Folk Medicine and Ethnobotany
  • Polhill, R, M. (1990). Legumineuses. In: Flore des Mascareignes, Vol 80. J. Bosser et a
  • Rudd, V. E. (1991). Flora of Ceylon 7: 34-107. Caesalpinioideae
  • Saxena, H. O. & Brahman, M. (1994). The Flora of Orissa (Ranunculaceae to Fabaceae)
  • Verdcourt, B. (1979). A Manual of New Guinea Legumes. Office of Forests, Lae, PNG
  • Zuijderhout, G. F. P. (1967). Blumea 15(2) :413-425 A Revision of the Genus Saraca L.

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