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Taxon: Entada gigas (L.) Fawc. & Rendle

Genus: Entada
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Mimosoideae tribe: Mimoseae. Also placed in: Mimosaceae
Nomen number: 15186
Place of publication: Fl. Jamaica 4:124. 1920
Name verified on: 23-Jun-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-May-1997
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • Mackay-bean   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • nicker-bean   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • sea-bean   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • sword-bean   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
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Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Ghana; Liberia; Sierra Leone; Togo
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Zambia
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Cuba; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Honduras; Panama
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Western South America: Colombia

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource).
  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1961–. Flore du Gabon.
  • Brenan, J. P. M. 1966. Notes on Mimosoideae: XI: The genus Entada, its subdivisions and a key to the African species. Kew Bull. 20:363.
  • Britton, N. L. & J. N. Rose. 1928. Mimosaceae. In: Britton, N. L. et al., eds. ser. 1; C. T. Rogerson, ed. ser. 2, North American flora ser. 1, 1905-1957; ser. 2, 1954-1972 23:190.
  • Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. 1984. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames.
  • Carrisso, L. W. et al., eds. 1937–. Conspectus florae angolensis.
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960–. Flora zambesiaca.
  • Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. 2003–. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist.
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rico, L. & T. Pennington. 2012. Review of Fabaceae Neotropical Mimosoideae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm.
  • Robyns, W. et al., eds. 1948–63. Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi.
  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource).
  • Spellman, D. L. et al. A list of the monocotyledoneae/dicotyledonae of Belize. Rhodora v. 77 & 83, 1975 & 1981
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Entada gigas (L.) Fawc. & Rendle:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org 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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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?15186 (26 November 2014)

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