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Taxon: Phaseolus coccineus L.

Genus: Phaseolus section: Phaseolus
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Phaseoleae subtribe: Phaseolinae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 27563
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:724. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 07-Aug-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 07-Aug-2010
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 455 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:

  • multiflora bean   (Source: Leg WorldEc ) – English
  • runner bean   (Source: Federal Seed Act ) – English
  • scarlet runner bean   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • he bao dou   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • haricot d'Espagne   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Feuerbohne   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • fagiolo die Spagna   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • hana-sasage   (Source: F Okin ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • bulgeungangnamkong   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean
  • feijão-da-Espanha   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • feijão-trepador   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • ayocote   (Source: Edible HC ) – Spanish   [Phaseolus coccineus subsp. coccineus var. coccineus]
  • cubá   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • judía encarnada   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • judía pinta   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • pilay   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • rosenböna   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: disease resistance for common bean   (fide Euphytica 130:312. 2003, citing hybrids with P. vulgaris selected for resistance to bean golden mosaic virus)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of common bean   (fide Euphytica 130:312. 2003)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of year bean   (based on its taxonomic relationship fide Theor Appl Genet 87:506-516. 1993)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of tepary bean   (fide J Heredity 55:5. 1964, based on reports of hybridization with P. acutifolius)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals   (fide Kingsbury)

Distributional range:

    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Federal District, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica - Alajuela; El Salvador - Chalatenango; Guatemala - Chimaltenango, Escuintla, Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Jalapa, Jutiapa, Quezaltenango, Sacatepequez, San Marcos, Solola, Suchitepequez, Zacapa; Honduras - Francisco Morazan; Nicaragua - Jinotega, Matagalpa

  • widely cultivated




Check other web resources for Phaseolus coccineus L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • 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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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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