Taxon: Sesamum indicum L.

 
Genus: Sesamum
Family: Pedaliaceae
Nomen number: 33749
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:634. 1753, nom. cons.
Link to protologue:
Comments:
  • • conserved (nom. cons.) against the heterotypic synonym (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.4 & App. IV) S. orientale
  • • first united with S. orientale L. by DC., Pl. rar. jard. Geneve 16-19. 1825, satisfying Melbourne ICN Art. 11.5, despite arguments in Taxon 38:656-659. 1989
Typification:
Name Verified on: 05-Dec-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Jan-2014
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 1230 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (from seeds)
  • Food additives: flavoring (ash as salt substitute)
  • Human food: oil/fat ()
  • Human food: pseudocereal ()
  • Human food: seeds ()
  • Animal food: fodder ()
  • Materials: lipids (for lubricants, medicines, perfumes, soaps)
  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Non-vertebrate poisons: plant pest control (together with pyrethrum)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Other (possible origin India or Africa)

References:

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Images:

  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=33749. Accessed 21 June 2018.