ⓘ African locust-bean. Parkia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Mimosoideae. Several species are known as ..


ⓘ African locust bean

Parkia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Mimosoideae. Several species are known as African locust bean.

In 1995, about 31 species were known. Four more species were outlined in 2009.

Parkia species are found throughout the tropics, with four species in Africa, about ten in Asia, and about 20 in the neotropics. The neotropical species were revised in 1986.


1. Species

As of 2020, Plants of the World Online POWO recognised the following species:

  • Parkia truncata R.S.Cowan
  • Parkia sherfeseei Merr.
  • Parkia timoriana DC. Merr. – tree bean
  • Parkia lutea H.C.Hopkins
  • Parkia intermedia Hassk.
  • Parkia madagascariensis R.Vig.
  • Parkia biglobosa Jacq. R.Br. ex G.Don
  • Parkia decussata Ducke
  • Parkia ulei Harms Kuhlm.
  • Parkia nana D.A.Neill
  • Parkia bicolor A.Chev. – African locust-bean
  • Parkia discolor Spruce ex Benth.
  • Parkia multijuga Benth.
  • Parkia biglandulosa Wight & Arn.
  • Parkia pendula Willd. Benth. ex Walp.
  • Parkia nitida Miq.
  • Parkia insignis Kurz
  • Parkia balslevii H.C.Hopkins
  • Parkia paya H.C.Hopkins
  • Parkia igneiflora Ducke
  • Parkia javanica Lam. Merr.
  • Parkia reticulata Ducke
  • Parkia parvifoliola Hosok.
  • Parkia barnebyana H.C.Hopkins
  • Parkia singularis Miq.
  • Parkia filicoidea Welw. ex Oliv.
  • Parkia parrii Horne ex Baker
  • Parkia filicina Willd. Benth. ex Walp.
  • Parkia bahiae H.C.Hopkins
  • Parkia korom Kaneh.
  • Parkia panurensis Benth. ex H.C.Hopkins
  • Parkia versteeghii Merr. & L.M.Perry
  • Parkia platycephala Benth.
  • Parkia paraensis Ducke
  • Parkia sumatrana Miq.
  • Parkia leiophylla Kurz
  • Parkia cachimboensis H.C.Hopkins
  • Parkia gigantocarpa Ducke
  • Parkia speciosa Hassk. – twisted cluster bean, stink bean
  • Parkia velutina Benoist
  • aquatica a leguminous tree with one seed per pod Or less commonly, African locust bean tree Parkia biglobosa which is also known as nere Also not commonly
  • edible pulp Locust bean fruit of the carob tree Ceratonia siliqua African locust bean fruit of the nere tree Parkia biglobosa Locust film a 2015
  • Parkia biglobosa, also known as the African locust bean West African names: nere, dodongba, netetou, sumbala or iru is a perennial deciduous tree of
  • Locusts are a collection of certain species of short - horned grasshoppers in the family Acrididae that have a swarming phase. These insects are usually
  • the African locust - bean is a species of flowering plant, a tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is native to tropical West and Central Africa Its natural
  • Parkia filicoidea Oliv. or African locust bean filicoidea - fern - like foliage is a large, spreading flat - crowned tree to 30 metres tall, the bole
  • Ectomyelois ceratoniae, the locust bean moth, more ambiguously known as carob moth is a moth of the family Pyralidae. It has a nearly cosmopolitan
  • English, it is also known as St John s bread as well as locust tree not African locust bean the designation also applied to several other trees from
  • combined with vegetables spinach tomatoes, onions, peppers, garden eggs, locust beans groundnuts, biscuit bones and minced meat are common in northwestern
  • groundnuts, locust bean or black - eyed beans spring onion, fresh chilies, white rice, and bitter tomato or Jattoo Nyambeh Nyebbeh, a cassava and bean dish made
  • Iru or Eware Edo is a type of fermented and processed locust beans Parkia biglobosa used as a condiment in cooking. It is similar to ogiri and douchi