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Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.) R. Br. ex G. Don
Family : Mimosaceae
Information on the genus : Parkia
Basionym : Mimosa biglobosa Jacq.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Parkia uniglobosa G. Don (1832)
 Inga biglobosa (Jacq.) Willd. (1806)
 Mimosa biglobosa Jacq. (1763)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Parkia africana R. Br.
=Parkia clappertoniana Keay (1955)
=Parkia oliveri J.F. Macbr.
=Inga senegalensis DC. (1825)
=Mimosa taxifolia Pers. (1806)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 9-15-30 m; bole 3,7 m in girth or more; crown wide-spreading, flat-topped; foliage dark; not buttressed. Savannas; sandy groung; hollows; among Borassus; savanna forest.
Ecology : Not in the Caribbean Islands except perhaps in Martinique at the time of Jacquin and in Santo Domingo (P. de Beauvois). Perhaps in Guiana (Bentham, 1875).
  McALLAN, A. & al. (1996). Parkia globosa, the Dawadawa tree (néré) and Vitellaria paradoxa, the shea butter tree (karité). A handbook for extension workers. School of Agriculture and Forest Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor. 30 pp. [see more in the b
  Not in Zaire (= P. bicolor ); Chad?

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 131
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:261 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 196
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 436

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 73 (1949).
  • KLOPPER R.R., CHATELAIN C,. & AL. (2006). Checklist Flowering Plants of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sabonet report 42 : 349
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