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Taxon: Phaseolus lunatus L.

 
Genus: Phaseolus
Section: Paniculati
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Phaseolinae
Nomen number: 27591
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:724. 1753
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/358745
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 16-Aug-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Jun-2018
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 2673 (2279 active, 832 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: pulse; vegetable
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

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
    • 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
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Para]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [Cochabamba] Colombia, [Magdalena] Ecuador, [Azuay, Loja] Peru [Cuzco (Quillabamba)]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Chaco, Salta] Paraguay


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd.)

References:

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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.
  • 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=27591. Accessed 20 October 2018.