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Useful Tropical Plants

Parkia biglandulosa

Wight & Arn.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Parkia pedunculata J.F.Macbr.

Common Name:

Parkia biglandulosa
Cultivated tree
Photograph by: Dinesh Valke
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General Information

Parkia biglandulosa is a large tree.
Only known in cultivation, the tree provides an edible seed, leaves and fruit pulp for the local populace.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Probably E. Asia, but only known in cultivation.

Habitat

Not known in a truly wild situation.

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated

Cultivation Details



There are conflicting reports on whether or not this tree has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, so it is unclear as to whether this tree fixes atmospheric nitrogen[
755
Title
Nodulation Plants in GRIN Taxonomy
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ars-grin.gov/~sbmljw/cgi-bin/taxnodul.pl?language=en
Publisher
United States Department of Agriculture
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online database listing plants that have either positive or negative reports on root and stem nodulation with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
].

Edible Uses

The farinaceous pulp which surrounds the seeds is edible[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
].

Seeds - cooked[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
,
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
]. A garlic-like flavour[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
]. The seeds can be fermented into a strongly-scented, cheese-like substance that is used as a flavouring[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
].

The roasted seed is used as a coffee substitute[
322
Title
Lost Crops of Africa. Vol. 2 Vegetables.
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
National Academy Press
Year
2006
ISBN
0309103339
Description
Masses of information on about 70 species of plants that have been utilized as vegetables in Africa.
].

Seedlings are eaten[
322
Title
Lost Crops of Africa. Vol. 2 Vegetables.
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
National Academy Press
Year
2006
ISBN
0309103339
Description
Masses of information on about 70 species of plants that have been utilized as vegetables in Africa.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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