1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Vigna Savi
      1. Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper

        This species is accepted, and its native range is a cultigen from Indian Subcontinent.

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    Conservation
    Cultigen not known in the wild
    Ecology
    Africa: Cultivated
    Habit
    Annual, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb
    Vernacular
    Amberique, Black Gram, Urd, Urd Bean, Urid

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, East Himalaya, India, Pakistan, West Himalaya

    Introduced into:

    Andaman Is., Angola, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Christmas I., Fiji, Gabon, Malaya, Mexico Southeast, Nepal, New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Trinidad-Tobago, Vietnam, Zaïre

    Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5589], Myanmar Phaseolus mungo K001121388
    Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 5589] Phaseolus mungo K001121390
    Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 5589], India Phaseolus mungo K001121391
    Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 5589], Myanmar Phaseolus mungo K001121392
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5589] Phaseolus mungo K001121381
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5589], India Phaseolus mungo K001121385
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5589] Phaseolus mungo K001121386
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5589] Phaseolus mungo K001121387
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5589] Phaseolus mungo K001121389
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5589] Phaseolus mungo K001121395
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5589], India Phaseolus mungo K001121628

    First published in Kew Bull. 11: 128 (1956)

    Accepted by

    • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
    • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.
    • Choudhary, R.K., Srivastava, R.C., Das, A.K. & Lee, J. (2012). Floristic diversity assessment and vegetation analysis of Upper Siang district of eastern Himalaya in North East India Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy 42: 222-246.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. & Heald, J. (1994). Legumes of Indo-China a checck-list: 1-164. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • George, A.S., Orchard, A.E. & Hewson, H.J. (eds.) (1993). Oceanic islands 2 Flora of Australia 50: 1-606. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Smith, A.C. (1985). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 3: 1-758. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.
    • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    • Choudhary, R.K., Srivastava, R.C., Das, A.K. & Lee, J. (2012). Floristic diversity assessment and vegetation analysis of Upper Siang district of eastern Himalaya in North East India Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy 42: 222-246.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
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