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Taxon: Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC.

 
Genus: Psophocarpus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Nomen number: 30222
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:403. 1825
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/153709
Name Verified on: 12-Mar-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 226 (178 active, 51 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: potential as pulse (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:229. 1993) vegetable (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:229. 1993)
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (cult. in tropics & subtropics)

    Other (origin possibly tropical Asia or Madagascar)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960-. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  3. Cubero, J. I. & M. T. Moreno, dirs. 1983. Leguminosas de grano
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  5. Duke, J. A. 1981. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance
  6. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Psophocarpus+tetragonolobus&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  8. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  9. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  10. National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future
  11. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  12. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  13. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  14. Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 8:229.
  15. Verdcourt, B. & P. Halliday. 1978. A revision of Psophocarpus (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae-Phaseoleae). Kew Bull. 33:196.
  16. Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  17. Westphal, E. & P. C. M. Jansen, eds. 1989. A selection. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) A:232.
  18. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC. :

  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=30222. Accessed 23 October 2019.