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Pithecellobium dulce
(Fabaceae)

Madras thorn, Manila tamarind, sweet inga

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Species description or overview

Pithecellobium dulce information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Pithecellobium dulce from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).

Pithecellobium dulce information from PIER
Information on Pithecellobium dulce as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

Pithecellobium dulce information from "Common forest trees of Hawaii" View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Pithecellobium dulce is presented with respect to this species being a forest tree in Hawaii. The information on this site is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) 1989 publication by Little and Skolmen entitled "Common forest trees of Hawaii (native and introduced)."


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Pithecellobium dulce
Nomenclatural information about Pithecellobium dulce is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Pithecellobium dulce information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Pithecellobium dulce--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Pithecellobium dulce information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Pithecellobium dulce, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Pithecellobium dulce
Nomenclatural information about Pithecellobium dulce is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Pithecellobium dulce (Fabaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Pithecellobium dulce as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Risk assessments

Pithecellobium dulce weed risk assessment for Hawaii-Pacific
Results of a weed risk assessment for Pithecellobium dulce for the Hawaii-Pacific region are presented by the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment team.


Control methods

Pithecellobium dulce information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Pithecellobium dulce from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).


Images

Images of Pithecellobium dulce (Fabaceae) (Manila tamarind, opiuma)
Links to high-resolution free images of Pithecellobium dulce (Fabaceae) (Manila tamarind, opiuma) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Pithecellobium dulce information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Pithecellobium dulce in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Pithecellobium dulce images from PIER
Images of Pithecellobium dulce provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Pithecellobium dulce information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Pithecellobium dulce in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Pithecellobium dulce information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Pithecellobium dulce--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy (2000) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
The status of invasive plants, vertebrates, arthropods, molluscs, and crustaceans, and options for a regional invasive species strategy for the South Pacific are presented in this series of articles from the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2000.


Books

Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide
Motooka, Philip, Luisa Castro, Duane Nelson, Guy Nagai, and Lincoln Ching. 2003. Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawaii--Manoa), Honolulu. 184 pp. color illus. ISBN: 1-929325-14-2.


Full-text articles

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy
South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP). Sherley, Greg (ed.) . 2000. Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy. Apia, Samoa: South Pacific Regional Environment Programme. ISBN: 982-04-0214-X.

Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide
Motooka, Philip, Luisa Castro, Duane Nelson, Guy Nagai, and Lincoln Ching. 2003. Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawaii--Manoa), Honolulu. 184 pp. color illus. ISBN: 1-929325-14-2.

Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii.
Starr, F., K. Starr, and Loope L. 2006. Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii. An addendum to the 1999 Botanical Survey of Midway Atoll.

Botanical survey of Midway Atoll
Starr, F. and K. Martz. 1999. Botanical survey of Midway Atoll. In: 1995-1999 Baseline Surveys for Alien Species in Marine and Terrestrial Habitats on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Oahu Offshore Islets Botanical Survey
Starr, F. and K. Starr. 2006. Oahu Offshore Islets Botanical Survey. Report prepared for State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Offshore Islet Restoration Committee, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Revised List of Hawaiian Names of Plants Native and Introduced with Brief Descriptions and Notes as to Occurrence and Medicinal or Other Values
Gon III, Samuel M. Ohukaniohia. 2008. Revised List of Hawaiian Names of Plants Native and Introduced with Brief Descriptions and Notes as to Occurrence and Medicinal or Other Values, by Joseph F. Rock Consulting Botanist, Board of Agriculture and Forestry Honolulu, Hawaii, 1920; transcribed and annotated by Samuel M. Ohukaniohia Gon III. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 6:405-442.


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