Taxon: Macroptilium gibbosifolium (Ortega) A. Delgado

Genus: Macroptilium
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Phaseolinae
Nomen number: 101949
Place of publication: Syst. Bot. 6:294. 1981
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-May-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 13 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide F NGalicia)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Mexico
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil Rio Grande do Sul
    • Central America: Guatemala ; Honduras
    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Paraguay ; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia ; Peru


  • Delgado S., A. 1981. Macroptilium gibbosifolium (Ortega) A. Delgado, the correct name for M. heterophyllum (Willd.) Maréchal & Baudet (Fabaceae: Phaseolinae) Syst. Bot. 6:294-296.
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). (Malezas Mex)


Check other web resources for Macroptilium gibbosifolium (Ortega) A. Delgado :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image