Taxon: Macrotyloma uniflorum (Lam.) Verdc.

 
Genus: Macrotyloma
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Phaseoleae
        Subtribe: Phaseolinae
Nomen number: 23076
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 24:322, 401. 1970
Name Verified on: 22-Jul-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Jul-2002
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 35 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: soil improver (green manure fide Leg WorldEc)
  • Human food: pulse (fide Taxon 45:330. 1996)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Taxon 45:330. 1996)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Somalia
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Mozambique; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Transvaal
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Rwanda; Zaire
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka

  • Naturalized:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult. in tropics

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • 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)
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. 1984- (F Bhutan)
  • Huang, S. F. & T. C. Huang Taxonomic treatment of the Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Taiwan. Taiwania 32:11-117. 1987 (Leg Taiwan)
  • Maesen, L. J. G. van der & Sadikin Somaatmadja, eds. 1989. Pulses (Pl Res SEAs) 1:53.
  • Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. 1983 (F TamilC)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. 1970- (F Pak)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Thulin, M. Leguminosae of Ethiopia. Opera Bot. 68:1-223. 1983 (Leg Ethiop)
  • Troupin, G. Flore du Rwanda. 1978- (F Rwanda)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Verdcourt, B. 1982. A revision of Macrotyloma (Leguminosae) Hooker's Icon. Pl. 38(4):37.
  • Verdcourt, B. 1996. (1226) Proposal to reject the name Dolichos pubescens L. (Leguminosae) (Taxon) 45:330.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • 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