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Taxon: Macrotyloma geocarpum (Harms) Maréchal & Baudet

 
Genus: Macrotyloma
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Phaseolinae
Nomen number: 311411
Place of publication: Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 47:50. 1977
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 9 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • ground-bean  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • Kersting's groundnut  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • lentille de terre  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Erdbohne  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: potential as vegetable;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • Africa (c. & w.)


References:

  1. Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. 1984. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames
  2. Duke, J. A. 1981. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance
  3. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  4. Pasquet, R. S. et al. 2002. Genetic diversity of the African geocarpic legume Kersting's groundnut, Macrotyloma geocarpum (Tribe Phaseoleae: Fabaceae). Biochem. Syst. & Ecol. 30:943-952.
  5. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  6. Verdcourt, B. 1982. A revision of Macrotyloma (Leguminosae). Hooker's Icon. Pl. 38(4):33.
  7. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Macrotyloma geocarpum (Harms) Maréchal & Baudet :

  • 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=311411. Accessed 21 October 2019.