1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Mucuna Adans.
      1. Species: Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC.
        1. Mucuna pruriens var. pruriens

        This variety is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World.

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    Habit
    Annual/Perennial, Climbing, Herb/Shrub
    Vernacular
    Cowage, Cowhage, Cowitch, Goncha, Kaunch, Kiwach, Pois a Gratter
    [ILDIS]
    Use
    Chemical products, Environmental, Food and Drink, Forage, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Toxins

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, Christmas I., Comoros, Congo, East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Bahamas, Belize, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Northern Territory, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Réunion, Southwest Caribbean, Suriname, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

    Mucuna pruriens var. pruriens appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Tracy, S.M. [25254] Mucuna hassjoo K000894888
    Tracy, S.M. [25254] Mucuna hassjoo K000894889
    s.coll. [s.n.] Mucuna hassjoo K000894890

    Accepted by

    • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.

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