Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Phaseolus mungo L.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper
  • Common name : Black Gram
  • Vernacular name :
    • Urd dhal (Hindi)
    • Minumulu, Karu minumulu, Nalla minumulu, Uddulu (Telugu)
    • Biri (Oria)
    • Uddu (Kannada)
    • Uzhunnu (Malayalam)
    • Ulundu (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated crop for its edible seeds.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Tropics of Asia, Africa, Australia
  • Literature :
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Vigna mungo. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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