Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER)

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Archidendron clypearia
(Jack) Nielsen, Fabaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  Evaluate, score: 3 (Go to the risk assessment).

Other Latin names:  Inga clypearia Jack; Pithecellobium angulatum Benth.; Pithecellobium clypearia (Jack) Benth.; Pithecellobium heterophyllum J. F. Macbr.; Pithecellobium montanum Benth.; Pithecellobium subcoriaceum Thwaites

Common name(s): [more details]

Chinese: hou er huan

Habit:  tree

Description:  "Trees, to 10 m tall. Branchlets angulate, densely yellow tomentose. Leaf petiole 4-angulate; leaf rachis and base of petiole with glands; glands flat or hollow; pinnae (3 or) 4 or 5 (-8) pairs, densely yellow tomentose, lowermost pinna with 3-6 pairs of leaflets, uppermost one with 10-12 pairs of leaflets; leaflets subsessile, adaxially shiny, oblique, rhombic-trapezoid, 1-7 x 0.7-3 cm, upper one largest, downward smaller, leathery, both surfaces slightly brown pubescent, base very unequally sided. Corymbs several flowered, arranged in terminal or axillary panicles. Flowers pedicellate. Calyx campanulate, 1-3 mm, 5-toothed, calyx and corolla densely brown villous. Corolla white or yellowish, 4-5 mm; lobes lanceolate. Stamens ca. 2x as long as corolla, staminal tube equaling corolla tube. Ovary stipitate, hairy. Legume twisted, 1-1.5 cm wide, margin constricted between seeds. Seeds 4-10, black, ellipsoidal or broadly ellipsoidal, ca. 1 cm; testa wrinkled when dry"  (Flora of China online).

Habitat/ecology:  In China (native):  "Forests; 500-1800 m"  (Flora of China online).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Asia from India to the Philippines (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island introduced
cultivated
Imada, Clyde T./Staples, George W./Herbst, Derral R. (2013)
Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea (eastern New Guinea Island)
Papua New Guinea (eastern New Guinea Island) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Philippines
Philippine Islands
Philippine Islands native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Cambodia
Cambodia
Cambodia (Kingdom of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
China
China
China (People's Republic of) native
Zhengyi, Wu/Raven, Peter H./Deyuan, Hong (2013)
Forests, 500-1800 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan, Zhejiang.
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Malaysia
Malaysia
Malaysia (country of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Brunei
Brunei (Negara Brunei Darussalam) native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore (Republic of) native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore (Republic of) native
Chong, Kwek Yan/Tan, Hugh T. W./Corlett, Richard T. (2009) (p. 14)
Common
Taiwan
Taiwan Island
Taiwan Island native
Zhengyi, Wu/Raven, Peter H./Deyuan, Hong (2013)
Forests, 500-1800 m.
Thailand
Thailand
Thailand (Kingdom of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam (Socialist Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Indian Ocean
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
India (Indian Ocean offshore islands)
Andaman Islands
Andaman Islands native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
India (Indian Ocean offshore islands)
Nicobar Islands
Nicobar Islands native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)


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This page was created on 25 OCT 2010 and was last updated on 30 DEC 2011.