Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Phaseolus mungo L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : 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.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Vigna mungo. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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