Genus: Sesamum L.

Family: Pedaliaceae
Common names: sesame
Genus number: 11096
Last updated: 28-Apr-1998
Accession Count: 1561 (1241 active, 1157 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. 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. Note: resolved as non-monophyletic

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

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Sesamum
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 6 August 2020.