Taxon: Entada gigas (L.) Fawc. & Rendle

 
Genus: Entada
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Mimosoideae
      Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 15186
Place of publication: Fl. Jamaica 4:124. 1920
Name Verified on: 23-Jun-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Mackay-bean  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • nicker-bean  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • sea-bean  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • sword-bean  (Source: Hortus 3) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Pl Book)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide Pl Book)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_78.html,)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Zambia
    • West Tropical Africa: Ghana; Liberia; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Zaire
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Cuba; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Honduras; Panama
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource). (F WIndies Online)
  • Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Gabon. 1961- (F Gabon)
  • Brenan, J. P. M. 1966. Notes on Mimosoideae: XI: The genus Entada, its subdivisions and a key to the African species Kew Bull. 20:363.
  • Britton, N. L. & J. N. Rose 1928. Mimosaceae (N Amer fl) 23:190.
  • Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames. 1984 (F Togo)
  • Carrisso, L. W. et al., eds. Conspectus florae angolensis. 1937- (F Angol)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica. 2003- (Man CostaR)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Lock, J. M. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. 1989 (Leg Africa)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rico, L. & T. Pennington 2012. Review of Fabaceae Neotropical Mimosoideae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.)
  • Robyns, W. et al., eds. Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi. 1948-63 (F CongoRB)
  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  • Spellman, D. L. et al. A list of the monocotyledoneae/dicotyledonae of Belize. Rhodora v. 77 & 83, 1975 & 1981 (L Belize)
  • 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)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Entada gigas (L.) Fawc. & Rendle :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image