Taxon: Phaseolus vulgaris L.

Genus: Phaseolus
Section: Phaseolus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Phaseolinae
Nomen number: 27632
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:723. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 19-Aug-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Aug-2010
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 13828 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of scarlet runner bean (fide Euphytica 130:305. 2003)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of year bean (fide Pl Syst Evol 266:175, 182, 186. 2007, based on affinities to P. dumosus)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of tepary bean (fide Euphytica 34:329. 1985, based on crosses with P. acutifolius and the use of embryo rescue)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Northern South America: Venezuela Lara

  • Native

  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Durango, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Chiapas, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Central America: Costa Rica Alajuela, San Jose; El Salvador Ahuachapan; Guatemala Chimaltenango, Chiquimula, Guatemala, Jalapa, Sacatepequez, Santa Rosa, Solola; Honduras Francisco Morazan; Nicaragua Esteli, Jinotega
    • Northern South America: Venezuela Merida, Portuguesa, Tachira, Trujillo
    • Southern South America: Argentina Catamarca, Jujuy, Salta, Santiago del Estero, Tucuman
    • Western South America: Bolivia Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, Tarija; Colombia Boyaca, Cundinamarca, Norte de Santander; Ecuador Azuay, Chimborazo, Loja; Peru Apurimac, Cajamarca, Cuzco, Piura

  • Naturalized



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