Pterocarpus marsupium

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Pterocarpus marsupium


Taxonavigation: Fabales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Dalbergieae
Genus: Pterocarpus
Species: Pterocarpus marsupium
Sibspecies: P. m. subsp. acuminatus



Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb., 1799


  • Lingoum marsupium (Roxb.) Kuntze
  • Pterocarpos marsupius (Roxb.) St.-Lag.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Indian subcontinent
      • Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
    • Introduced into:
      • Madagascar, Trinidad-Tobago

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references

  • Roxburgh, W. 1799–1805. Plants of the Coast of Coromandel; selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the hon. court of directors of the East India Company, / by William Roxburgh, M.D. ; Published, by their order, under the direction of Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. P.R.S. ; Vol. II. 56 pp. 100–200 pl. London. BHL Reference page. : 2:9, t. 116.

Vernacular names

English: Indian Kino Tree, Malabar Kino, Malabar Kino Tree
தமிழ்: வேங்கை
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