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Taxon: Macrotyloma geocarpum (Harms) Maréchal & Baudet

 
Genus: Macrotyloma
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Phaseolinae
Nomen number: 311411
Place of publication: Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 47:50. 1977
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 9 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • ground-bean  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • Kersting's groundnut  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • lentille de terre  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Erdbohne  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: potential as vegetable; potential as vegetable

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • Africa (c. & w.)


References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames. 1984 (F Togo)
  3. Duke, J. A. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance. 1981 (Leg WorldEc)
  4. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  5. Pasquet, R. S. et al. 2002. Genetic diversity of the African geocarpic legume Kersting's groundnut, Macrotyloma geocarpum (Tribe Phaseoleae: Fabaceae) Biochem. Syst. & Ecol. 30:943-952.
  6. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  7. Verdcourt, B. 1982. A revision of Macrotyloma (Leguminosae) Hooker's Icon. Pl. 38(4):33.

Check other web resources for Macrotyloma geocarpum (Harms) Maréchal & Baudet :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?311411. Accessed 13 November 2018.