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Taxon: Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. var. utilis (Wall. ex Wight) Baker ex Burck

 
Genus: Mucuna
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Nomen number: 310522
Place of publication: Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg 11:187. 1893
Link to protologue:
Comment: [or M. pruriens Utilis Group]
Name Verified on: 23-Sep-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 188 (27 active, 12 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Bee plants:
  • Environmental: soil improver
  • Human food:
  • Medicines: source of L-dopa (as Mucuna deeringiana)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (cult. worldwide)

References:

  1. Adam, J.-G. 1971-. Flore descriptive des monts Nimba.
  2. duCellier, J. 1999. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  3. Duke, J. A. 1981. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance
  4. Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds. 1997. Auxiliary plants. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 11:199-203.
  5. Graham, E. H. 1941. Legumes for erosion control and wildlife. USDA Misc. Publ. 412. Note: = Mucuna deeringiana
  6. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  7. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  8. Huang, S. F. & T. C. Huang. 1987. Taxonomic treatment of the Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Taiwan. Taiwania 32:11-117.
  9. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  10. International Seed Testing Association. 1982. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2.
  11. Jardim e Museu Agricola do Ultramar, Portugal. 1971-1973. Flora da Guine Portuguesa.
  12. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: = Mucuna deeringiana
  13. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  14. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  15. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  16. Sathynarayana, N. et al. 2016. Role of genetic resources and molecular markers in Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC improvement. Pl. Genet. Resources Charact. Util. 14:270-282.
  17. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  18. Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes.
  19. Wilmot-Dear, C. M. 1984. A revision of Mucuna (Leguminosae-Phaseoleae) in China and Japan. Kew Bull. 39:63.
  20. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. var. utilis (Wall. ex Wight) Baker ex Burck :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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.

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=310522. Accessed 22 November 2019.