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Taxon: Neptunia oleracea Lour.

 
Genus: Neptunia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 25212
Place of publication: Fl. cochinch. 2:654. 1790
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 21-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Mar-2006
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 4 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (aquarium plant fide Eur Gard F; Zander ed17)
  • Human food:
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, [Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Delhi, Goa, Mizoram, Pondicherry, Arunachal Pradesh] Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, India, [Andaman and Nicobar] Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Celebes, Java, Kalimantan, Moluccas, Sumatra] Malaysia, Philippines

    Northern America
    • Mexico (Sinaloa, Jalisco, Guerrero, Chiapas)

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Suriname
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd.)

    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. (F CambLVN)
  3. Boudet, G. et al. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. 1986 (L Mali)
  4. Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames. 1984 (F Togo)
  5. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. (F SAfr)
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  7. Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  8. Kumar, S & P. V. Sane Legumes of South Asia: a checklist. (Leg SAsia)
  9. Lock, J. M. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. 1989 (Leg Africa)
  10. Lock, J. M. & C. S. Ford Legumes of Malesia: a checklist. 2004 (Leg Malesia)
  11. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  12. Nicolson, D. H. et al. 1988. An interpretation of Van Rheede's Hortus Malabaricus Regnum Veg. 119:139.
  13. Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables (Pl Res SEAs) 8:217-218.
  14. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. (F Thailand)
  15. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  16. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  17. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  18. Windler, D. R. 1966. A revision of the genus Neptunia (Leguminosae) Austral. J. Bot. 14:401.

Check other web resources for Neptunia oleracea Lour. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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=25212. Accessed 14 December 2018.