Taxon: Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.

 
Genus: Vigna
  Subgenus: Vigna
    Section: Catiang
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Phaseoleae
        Subtribe: Phaseolinae
Nomen number: 41647
Place of publication: Repert. bot. syst. 1:779. 1843
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Mar-2004
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 1286 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of azuki-bean (based on distant affinities to Vigna angularis fide Genetica 114:140, 141. 2002)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of black gram (based on distant affinities to Vigna mungo fide Genetica 114:140, 141. 2002)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of mung-bean (based on distant affinities to Vigna radiata fide Genetica 114:140, 141. 2002)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of rice-bean (based on distant affinities to Vigna umbellata fide Genetica 114:140, 141. 2002)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Eastern Cape, - Free State, - Gauteng, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga, - North West; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Gabon; Rwanda; Zaire

  • Cultivated:

    . cult. worldwide

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
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  • Doi, K. et al. 2002. Molecular phylogeny of genus Vigna subgenus Ceratotropis based on rDNA ITS and atpB-rbcL intergenic spacer of cpDNA sequences (Genetica) 114:129-145.
  • Doi, K. et al. 2002. Molecular phylogeny of genus Vigna subgenus Ceratotropis based on rDNA ITS and atpB-rbcL intergenic spacer of cpDNA sequences (Genetica) 114:129-145.
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