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Taxon: Sesamum indicum L.

 
Genus: Sesamum
Family: Pedaliaceae
Nomen number: 33749
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:634. 1753, nom. cons.
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/358655
Comments:
  • • conserved (nom. cons.) against the heterotypic synonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.4 & App. IV) S. orientale
  • • first united with S. orientale L. by DC., Pl. rar. jard. Geneve 16-19. 1825, satisfying Shenzhen ICN Art. 11.5, despite arguments in Taxon 38:656-659. 1989
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 05-Dec-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Sep-2018
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 1503 (1230 active, 1403 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder
  • Food additives: flavoring (ash as salt substitute)
  • Human food: pseudocereal; seeds
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore
  • Non-vertebrate poisons: plant pest control (together with pyrethrum)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Other (possible origin India or Africa)

References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Batra, L. R. Names of Japanese plants sorted by their Japanese names in Romanized Katakana and scientific nomenclature. 1995 (Names Batra)
  4. Bedigian, D. 2015. Systematics and evolution in Sesamum L. (Pedaliaceae), part 1. Evidence regarding the origin of sesame and its closest relatives (Webbia) 70:1-42.
  5. Bedigian, D. 2010. Characterization of sesame (Sesamum indicum L) germplasm: a critique Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 57:641-647.
  6. Brummitt, R. K. 2005. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 57 (Taxon) 54:1098.
  7. Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr)
  8. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  9. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  10. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  11. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  12. Gormley, I. C. et al. 2015. Phylogeny of Pedaliaceae and Martyniaceae and the placement of Trapella in Plantaginaceae s.l. Syst. Bot. 40:259-268.
  13. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  14. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  15. International Seed Testing Association A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2. (Mult Glossary Crops)
  16. John, C. M. et al. 1950. The wild gingelly of Malabar Madras Agric. J. 37:47-50.
  17. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  18. Magness, J. R. et al. Food and feed crops of the United States. IR Bull. 1. 1971 (Crops US)
  19. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  20. Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. (F TamilC)
  21. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  22. Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants (Kulturpflanze) 34:129.
  23. Nicolson, D. H. & J. H. Wiersema 2004. (1618) Proposal to conserve Sesamum indicum against Sesamum orientale (Pedaliaceae) (Taxon) 53:210-211.
  24. Nicolson, D. H. et al. 1988. An interpretation of Van Rheede's Hortus Malabaricus Regnum Veg. 119:207.
  25. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  26. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  27. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  28. Rehm, S. & G. Espig The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics. 1991 (CultTropS)
  29. Rosengarten, F. The book of edible nuts. 1984 (Edible Nuts)
  30. Seegeler, C. J. P. 1989. Sesamum orientale L. (Pedaliaceae): sesame's correct name (Taxon) 38:656-659.
  31. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  32. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1976. Flora malesiana. (F Males) 7:829.
  33. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  34. Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. (Dict Econ Pl)
  35. Voss, E. G. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  36. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Sesamum indicum L. :

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

  • 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 17 November 2018.