Taxon: Phaseolus lunatus L.

 
Genus: Phaseolus
    Section: Paniculati
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Phaseoleae
        Subtribe: Phaseolinae
Nomen number: 27591
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:724. 1753
Name Verified on: 16-Aug-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 16-Aug-2010
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 2668 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: pulse (fide CultTropS)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide CultTropS)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of Lima bean (fide Genet Res Phaseolus)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Sur, - Sinaloa, - Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Chiapas, - Guerrero, - Jalisco, - Mexico, - Michoacan, - Morelos, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Tabasco, - Veracruz, - Yucatan
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Para
    • Central America: Belize - Cayo, - Corozal, - Stann Creek, - Toledo; Costa Rica - Guanacaste, - Heredia; El Salvador - Ahuachapan, - La Libertad, - San Miguel, - San Salvador, - San Vicente, - Sonsonate; Guatemala - Alta Verapaz, - Chimaltenango, - Chiquimula, - El Progreso, - Escuintla, - Guatemala, - Izabal, - Jalapa, - Peten, - Quezaltenango, - Retalhuleu, - Sacatepequez, - San Marcos, - Santa Rosa, - Solola, - Suchitepequez, - Zacapa; Honduras - Atlantida, - Colon, - Comayagua, - Cortes, - El Paraiso, - Francisco Morazan; Nicaragua - Chinandega, - Esteli, - Granada, - Jinotega, - Managua, - Zelaya; Panama - Chiriqui, - Herrera, - Panama
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Chaco, - Salta; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia - Cochabamba; Colombia - Magdalena; Ecuador - Azuay, - Loja; Peru - Cuzco

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd.

    Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

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Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Phaseolus lunatus L. :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image