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This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is Cape Verde, W. & W. Central Africa.
Lablab purpureus 'Moonshadow'

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Cultivated
Morphology General Habit
Annual/Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
Vernacular
Antaque, Bonavist Bean, Dolico, Dolikhos Lablab, Dolikhos Obyknovennyi, Dolique Lablab, Faselbohne, Fasole Turceasca, Feijao Cutelinho, Frijol Caballero, Giatzyntovye Boby, Haricot D'Egypte, Helmbohne, Ho-dhambala, Hyacinth Bean, Kiri Dambala, Kos-ata-dha

[FWTA]

Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
A climbing perennial herb up to 15 ft. high
Morphology General Indumentum
Stems glabrous or pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white or red-tinged.

[ILDIS]
Use
Environmental, Food and Drink, Forage, Medicine, Miscellaneous

Native to:

Benin, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Angola, Ascension, Assam, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cambodia, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Cook Is., Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Easter Is., Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Galápagos, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Jawa, Korea, Laccadive Is., Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maldives, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mexico Southwest, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Niue, Norfolk Is., North Caucasus, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Puerto Rico, Queensland, Réunion, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Windward Is., Yemen

Lablab purpureus subsp. purpureus appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bar, D.N.L. [6487], India Dolichos lablab K000731476
Lablab vulgaris 15491.000
Brenan, J.P.M. Lablab vulgaris 9276.000
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5536] Lablab vulgaris K001121203
Perdue, R.E. [6355], Ethiopia Lablab vulgaris K000731485
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5536] Lablab vulgaris K001121206
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5536] Lablab vulgaris K001121202
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5536] Lablab vulgaris K001121207
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5536] Lablab vulgaris K001121205
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5536] Lablab vulgaris K001121204
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5557], India Dolichos spicatus K001121281
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 5557] Dolichos spicatus K001121282
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 5557] Dolichos spicatus K001121280 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1961 Breteler, F.J. [539], Cameroon Lablab niger K000731482
Meikle, R.D. [828], Nigeria Lablab niger 15696.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [9768], Tanzania Lablab niger 24415.000
Lablab niger 760.000
Faulkner, H. [1702], Tanzania Lablab niger 9275.000
Meyer, F.G. [8645], Ethiopia Lablab niger K000731488
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537], Bangladesh Lablab lignosus K001121209
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537], Bangladesh Lablab lignosus K001121213
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537], Bangladesh Lablab lignosus K001121214
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121217
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121224
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537], Bangladesh Lablab lignosus K001121210
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121221
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537], Bangladesh Lablab lignosus K001121211
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121216
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121220
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537], Bangladesh Lablab lignosus K001121215
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5537], Myanmar Lablab lignosus K001121222
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121218
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121208
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121219
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121225
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537], Bangladesh Lablab lignosus K001121212
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5537], Myanmar Lablab lignosus K001121223
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5551], Myanmar Dolichos festivus K001121269
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5551], Myanmar Dolichos festivus K001121268

Accepted by

  • Musselman, L.J. (2011). Checklist of Plants of Lebanon and Syria http://ww2.odu.edu/~lmusselm/plant/lebsyria/Checklist%20of%20Lebanon%20Plants.pdf.

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