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Taxon: Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.

Genus: Vigna subgenus: Vigna section: Vigna
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Phaseoleae subtribe: Phaseolinae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 105107
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 35:474. 1981
Name verified on: 20-Mar-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-May-2000
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 104 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • Bambara groundnut   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • Bambara-bean   (Source: ILDIS ) – English
  • Congo goober   (Source: Leg ErWild ) – English
  • ground-bean   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • hog-peanut   (Source: Leg ErWild ) – English
  • pois bambara   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • voandzou   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Bambaraerdnuß   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • jinguba-de-Cabambe   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • bambarra   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • guandsú   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • guisante de tierra   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • maní de bambarra   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • bambarajordnöt   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad [possibly indigenous]; Sudan [s.]
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon [indigenous]; Central African Republic [possibly indigenous]
    West Tropical Africa: Nigeria [n. (indigenous)]

  • cultivated throughout semi-arid Africa




Check other web resources for Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.:

  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images or nodulation data:

  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.
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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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