1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Lablab Adans.
      1. Species: Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet
        1. Lablab purpureus subsp. purpureus

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Cultivated
    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

    Habit
    A climbing perennial herb up to 15 ft. high
    Indumentum
    Stems glabrous or pubescent
    Flowers
    Flowers white or red-tinged.
    [ILDIS]
    Use
    Environmental, Food and Drink, Forage, Medicine, Miscellaneous

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    Distribution

    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, 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, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Jawa, Korea, Laccadive Is., Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico Southwest, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Niue, Norfolk Is., North Caucasus, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Réunion, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, 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
    Perdue, R.E. [6355], Ethiopia Lablab vulgaris K000731485
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5536] Lablab vulgaris K001121202
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5536] Lablab vulgaris K001121203
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5536] Lablab vulgaris K001121204
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5536] Lablab vulgaris K001121205
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5536] Lablab vulgaris K001121206
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5536] Lablab vulgaris K001121207
    Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 5557] Dolichos spicatus K001121280 Unknown type material
    Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 5557] Dolichos spicatus K001121282
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5557], India Dolichos spicatus K001121281
    Jan 1, 1961 Breteler, F.J. [539], Cameroon Lablab niger K000731482
    Lablab niger 760.000
    Milne-Redhead, E. [9768], Tanzania Lablab niger 24415.000
    Faulkner, H. [1702], Tanzania Lablab niger 9275.000
    Meikle, R.D. [828], Nigeria Lablab niger 15696.000
    Meyer, F.G. [8645], Ethiopia Lablab niger K000731488
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5537], Myanmar Lablab lignosus K001121222
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5537], Myanmar Lablab lignosus K001121223
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121208
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537], Bangladesh Lablab lignosus K001121209
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537], Bangladesh Lablab lignosus K001121210
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537], Bangladesh Lablab lignosus K001121211
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537], Bangladesh Lablab lignosus K001121212
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537], Bangladesh Lablab lignosus K001121213
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537], Bangladesh Lablab lignosus K001121214
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537], Bangladesh Lablab lignosus K001121215
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121216
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121217
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121218
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121219
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121220
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121221
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121224
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5537] Lablab lignosus K001121225
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5551], Myanmar Dolichos festivus K001121268
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5551], Myanmar Dolichos festivus K001121269

    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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