Taxon: Vigna marina (Burm.) Merr.

 
Genus: Vigna
  Subgenus: Vigna
    Section: Vigna
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Phaseoleae
        Subtribe: Phaseolinae
Nomen number: 41617
Place of publication: Interpr. Herb. amboin. 285. 1917
Name Verified on: 11-Mar-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Oct-2005
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 15 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: soil improver (locally used in Asia and Africa fide Paludosi & Ng 1993)
  • Gene sources: potential for drought resistance in cowpeas (fide Padulosi & Ng 1993)
  • Gene sources: potential for salt tolerance in cowpeas (fide Padulosi & Ng 1993)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Tanzania
    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Ghana; Liberia; Nigeria
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Congo; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Seychelles
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Hainan
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Kyushu, - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Maldives; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Queensland, - Northern Territory
  • Pacific

    • Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: Vanuatu
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Bahia
    • Caribbean: Cuba; Jamaica; Puerto Rico
    • Central America: Panama

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. 1960- (F CambLVN)
  • Beyra, A. & G. Reyes Artiles 2004. Revisión taxonómica de los géneros Phaseolus y Vigna (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) en Cuba Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 61:148-149.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Craib, W. G. & A. F. G. Kerr, eds. Florae siamensis enumeratio. 1925-1962 (F Siam)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Huang, S. F. & T. C. Huang Taxonomic treatment of the Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Taiwan. Taiwania 32:11-117. 1987 (Leg Taiwan)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • International Seed Testing Association A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2. 1982 (Mult Glossary Crops)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Lawn, R. J. & A. R. Watkinson 2002. Habitats, morphological diversity, and distribution of the genus Vigna Savi in Australia Austral. J. Agric. Res. 53:1305-1316.
  • Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia. 1987 (Leg Bahia)
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. 1982 (F PR)
  • Lock, J. M. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. 1989 (Leg Africa)
  • Maréchal, R. et al. 1978. Étude taxonomique d'un groupe complexe d'espèces des genres Phaseolus et Vigna (Papilionaceae) sur la base données morphologiques et polliniques, traitées par l'analyse informatique (Boissiera) 28:166.
  • Maxted, N. et al. 2004. An ecogeographic study African Vigna Syst. Ecogeogr. Stud. Crop Genepools 39, 94.
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). 1965 (F JapanOhwi)
  • Padulosi, S. & N. Q. Ng 1993. A useful and unexploited herb, Vigna marina (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) and the taxonomic revision of its genetic diversity Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 62:119-126.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Sanjappa, M. Legumes of India. 1992 (Leg India)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Verdcourt, B. A manual of New Guinea legumes. 1979 (Leg New Guinea)
  • Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. 1976 (F Okin)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. 1943-1980 (F Panama)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Vigna marina (Burm.) Merr. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image