Taxon: Macroptilium atropurpureum (DC.) Urb.

 
Genus: Macroptilium
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Faboideae
      Tribe: Phaseoleae
        Subtribe: Phaseolinae
Nomen number: 104905
Place of publication: Symb. antill. 9:457. 1928
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Mar-2003
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 193 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: soil improver (fide Trop Leg)
  • Animal food: forage (grazing fide Leg WorldEc)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Bahamas; Cuba; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana
    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

    Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. 1982 (F Bahamas)
  • Duke, J. A. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance. 1981 (Leg WorldEc)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Hacker, J. B. A guide to herbaceous and shrub legumes of Queensland. 1990 (Leg Queensl)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Huang, S. F. & T. C. Huang Taxonomic treatment of the Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Taiwan. Taiwania 32:11-117. 1987 (Leg Taiwan)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia. 1987 (Leg Bahia)
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. 1982 (F PR)
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  • Maréchal, R. et al. 1978. Étude taxonomique d'un groupe complexe d'espèces des genres Phaseolus et Vigna (Papilionaceae) sur la base données morphologiques et polliniques, traitées par l'analyse informatique (Boissiera) 28:153.
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden W³Tropicos (on-line resource). (TROPICOS)
  • National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Radford, A. E. et al., eds. Vascular flora of the southeastern United States. 1980- (F SE US)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:155.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. 1943-1980 (F Panama)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image