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Taxon: Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. var. pruriens

 
Genus: Mucuna
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Nomen number: 314205
Place of publication:
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-Nov-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 11 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder (when juvenile fide Wilmot-Dear, Kew Bull. 46:247. 1991)
  • Environmental:
  • Vertebrate poisons:
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Calegari, A. 1995. Leguminosas para adubação verde de verão no Paraná. Circ. Inst. Agron. Parana 80:7.
  2. Lock, J. M. & J. Heald. 1994. Legumes of Indochina: a checklist
  3. Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist
  4. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  5. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  6. Sanjappa, M. 1992. Legumes of India
  7. Waterhouse, B. 2002. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  8. Wilmot-Dear, C. M. 1984. A revision of Mucuna (Leguminosae-Phaseoleae) in China and Japan. Kew Bull. 39:62.
  9. Wilmot-Dear, C. M. 1987. A revision of Mucuna (Leguminosae : Phaseoleae) in the Indian subcontinent and Burma. Kew Bull. 42:43.
  10. Wilmot-Dear, C. M. 1992. A revision of Mucuna (Leguminosae: Phaseoleae) in Thailand, Indochina and the Malay Peninsula. Kew Bull. 47:235.

Check other web resources for Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. var. pruriens :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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=314205. Accessed 17 November 2019.