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Taxon: Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilczek var. sublobata (Roxb.) Verdc.

Genus: Vigna
Subgenus: Ceratotropis
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Phaseolinae
Nomen number: 41631
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 24:559. 1970
Link to protologue:
Comment: the oldest available epithet at varietal rank is the autonym Phaseolus sublobatus var. sublobatus, established by Prain when he created two other varieties under this species (Shenzhen ICN Art. 11.6)
Name Verified on: 27-Jul-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Distributional Range:


    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, [Assam, Bihar, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka] Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales (n.e.), Queensland, Western Australia (n.e.), Northern Territory (n.)]


    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar


    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ghana, Nigeria
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar (natzd.?)
    • Africa (tropical)

    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines


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Check other web resources for Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilczek var. sublobata (Roxb.) Verdc. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=41631. Accessed 8 April 2020.