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

 
Genus: Entada
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 15186
Place of publication: Fl. Jamaica 4:124. 1920
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 23-Jun-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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; vegetable
  • Materials: beads

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Zambia

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Martinique
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Honduras, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia


References:

  1. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource). (F WIndies Online)
  2. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  3. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Gabon. (F Gabon)
  4. 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.
  5. Britton, N. L. & J. N. Rose 1928. Mimosaceae (N Amer fl) 23:190.
  6. Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames. 1984 (F Togo)
  7. Carrisso, L. W. et al., eds. Conspectus florae angolensis. (F Angol)
  8. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  9. Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica. 2003- (Man CostaR)
  10. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  11. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  12. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  13. Lock, J. M. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. 1989 (Leg Africa)
  14. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  16. Rico, L. & T. Pennington 2012. Review of Fabaceae Neotropical Mimosoideae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.)
  17. Robyns, W. et al., eds. Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi. 1948-63 (F CongoRB)
  18. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  19. Spellman, D. L. et al. A list of the monocotyledoneae/dicotyledonae of Belize. Rhodora v. 77 & 83. (L Belize)
  20. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  21. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)

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

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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?id=15186. Accessed 15 December 2018.