Vigna radiata (L.) R.Wilczek

 
  • 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 radiatus L.
  • Synonym(s) : Phaseolus mungo var. radiatus (L.) Baker
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Vigna radiata (L.) R.Wilczek
  • Common name : Green Gram, Mung, Golden gram
  • Vernacular name :
    • Moong, Pessara (Hindi)
    • Hesarukalu (Kannada)
    • Pachai-payaru (Tamil)
    • Pacha-pesalu, Uthulu (Telugu)
    • Mungo (Oria)
    • Mudgah (Sanskrit)
    • Hesaru kaalu (Kannada)
    • Cherupayar (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Mostly cultivated for its edible pods, also found as an escape.
  • Key identification features : Sub-erect or trailing pubescent herb
  • Flower, Fruit : May-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy & Noel Sebastian
  • Collection Date : 26-11-2018
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-1876
  • Collection Locality : Mamalakandam, Idukki district, Kerala
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district
  • World Distribution : Tropics of the World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
    • J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1
    • 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
    • Herbarium specimen from Mamalakandam, Idukki district, Kerala (not scanned)
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Vigna radiata. Downloaded on 18 June 2024.

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