Archidendron jiringa (Jack) I.C.Nielsen

Last updated: 07 April 2015

Scientific Name

Archidendron jiringa (Jack) I.C.Nielsen


Albizia jiringa (Jack) Kurz, Albizia lucida ("ensu auct., non (Roxb.") Benth [misapplied], Feuilleea jiringa (Jack) Kuntze, Inga bigemina ("ensu auct., non (L.") Willd. [misapplied], Inga jiringa (Jack) DC., Inga kaeringa (Roxb.) Voigt, Mimosa jiringa Jack, Mimosa kaeringa Roxb., Pithecellobium jiringa (Jack) Prain, Pithecellobium lobatum Benth., Zygia jiringa (Jack) Kosterm. [1]

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Jiring [2], jering [3][4][5][6], jing(Semang)[7]
English Djengkol bean, djengkol tree, dog fruit [6]
China Bin lang [6]
Indonesia Jengkol, jering, jingkol, jringkol [2][5], jarring, jarring-jaring, jengkol hutan, jering altut, tutung (Kalimantan); lubi (Sulawesi); jarung (Sumatra) [3]; djengkol tree [4]
Thailand Niang [7], niang-nok (Peninsular); chaniang (Eastern) [2]; cha niang, khang deng, luk nieng, niang, pha niang [3], niang-yai [4]
Myanmar Tangyin, tanyeng-pen [2][6], danyin, danyin-wek, dog fruit, tangyin, taujin, tanyeng-pen [3]
Cambodia Krakos [4][6]
Nepal Dhiyindi [3]
France Jengkol [3]

Geographical Distributions

Archidendron jiringa is of Southeast Asian origin and occurs wild and cultivated in Malaysia, Indonesia (Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan), Brunei, Thailand, Burma and Bangladesh. [2]

A. jiringa occurs in primary and secondary rain forest and in evergreen forest. Trees are often spared when the forest is cut down. This plants prefers a pervious soil and high rainfall and recorded grows from sandy soil, lateritic soil, reddish sandy clay, flat land and low undulating hills, from sea-level up to 1000(-1600) m altitude. [2]

Botanical Description

A. jiringa comes from the family of Leguminosae. A. jiringa is a tree that can reach measuring up to 20 m tall, with grey smooth bark, white wood, terete and with smooth branchlets. [2]

The leaves are 2-pinnate and measures up to 25 cm long. The petiole is measures 2-6 cm long. The leaflets are 2-3 pairs per pinna, ovate-elliptical to oblong, measuring 8-15 cm x 4-5 cm, opposite, chartaceous, hairless and dark violet-red when young. [2]

The inflorescence is an axillary, paniculate and measures up to 20 cm long. The flowers are sessile, 4-7 together in a pseudo-umbel on a short peduncle, 5-merous and bisexual. The sepal is a cup-shaped. The petal is tubular, measuring 4-5 mm long, with 5-lobed and white. The stamens are numerous where at the base they are united into a tube and with free filament parts that are about 5 mm long. [2]

The fruit is a legume, compressed, falcate or twisted in a wide spiral, more or less deeply lobed along the ventral suture between the seeds, measures 20-25 cm x 3-4 cm, woody, greyish, hairless and dehiscent along the ventral suture. [2]

The seeds are orbicular compressed, measuring about 35 mm x 10 mm, yellow-green testa when young and turn dark brown. The germination is hypogeal and the first five leaves are scale-shaped. [2]


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Figure 1: The line drawing of A. jiringa [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver1.1. Archidendron jiringa (Jack) I.C.Nielsen [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2012 Jul 14; cited 2015 Apr 07]. Available from:
  2. Jansen PCM. Archidendron fagifolium (Blume ex Miquel) Nielsen. In: de Guzman CC, Siemonsma JS, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No. 13: Spices. Leiden, Netherlands: Backhuys Publisher, 1999; p. 247.
  3. Lim TK. Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants: Volume 2, Fruits. Springer Science & Business Media. 2012. p.544.
  4. Donald GB. Medical Toxicology of Natural Substances: Foods, Fungi, Medicinal Herbs, Plants, and Venomous Animals. John Wiley & Sons. 2012.
  5. Ong HC. Vegetables for Health and Healing. Kuala Lumpur: Utusan publications; 2008. p.114
  6. Umberto Q. CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 2012. p. 360.
  7. Herbal Medicine Research Centre Institute Medical Research. Compendium of Medicinal Plants Used in Malaysia. Volume 1. Kuala Lumpur: HMRC-IMR: 2002. p.58.