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Taxon: Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth

Genus: Cajanus
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Phaseoleae subtribe: Cajaninae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 8319
Place of publication: Helios 11:133. 1893 "Cajan cajan" (C. F. Millspaugh, Publ. Field Columb. Mus., Bot. Ser. 2(1):53. 1900)
Comment: although the genus Cajanus DC. was formerly (Berlin ICBN App. IIIA) treated as conserved over the rejected Cajan Adans., since the Vienna ICBN the two are treated as orthographic variants, with Cajanus Adans. 'Cajan the conserved spelling', such that Huth's binomial is no longer a tautonym (Melbourne ICN Art. 23.4), his generic spelling being correctable under Melbourne ICN Art. 61.4
Name verified on: 26-Feb-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 01-Aug-2014
Species priority site is: National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation (NSSL).
Accessions: 6 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.


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Distributional range:

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated in tropics

      Other:
  • origin India

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960–. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  • Correa, J. E. & H. Y. Bernal. 1992. Especies vegetales promisorias de los paises del Convenio Andres Bello. 8:66–105.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Duke, J. A. 1981. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Hackett, C. & J. Carolane. 1982. Edible Horticultural Crops.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • International Seed Testing Association. 1982. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2.
  • Jha, S. S. & D. Ohri. 1996. Phylogenetic relationships of Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp. (pigeonpea) wild relatives based on seed protein profiles. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 43:275–281.
  • Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Maesen, L. J. G. van der & Sadikin Somaatmadja, eds. 1989. Pulses. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 1:39.
  • Maesen, L. J. G. van der. 1986. Cajanus and Atylosia W. & A. (Leguminosae). Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 85–4:1–225.
  • Maesen, L. J. G. van der. 1986. Cajanus and Atylosia W. & A. (Leguminosae). Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 85–4:65.
  • Mallikarjuna, N. et al. 2012. Differences between Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh and C. cajanifolius (Haines) van der Maesen, the progenitor species of pigeonpea. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 59:411–417.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1980. Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production.
  • Nicolson, D. H. 1975. Paratautonyms, a comment on Proposal 146. Taxon 24:390. [= C. cajan (L.) Huth].
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  • Srikanth, S. et al. 2014. Interspecific hybridization between Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp. and C. lanceolatus (WV Fitgz) van der Maesen. Pl. Genet. Resources Charact. Util. 12:255–258.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
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Check other web resources for Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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:

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  • 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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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?8319 (19 December 2014)

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