Vigna radiata (L.) R.Wilczek

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Phaseolus radiatus L.
  • Synonym(s) : Phaseolus mungo var. radiatus (L.) Baker
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : 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
  • 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.
  • 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 radiata. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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