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Taxonavigation: Fabales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Phaseoleae
Subtribus: Phaseolinae
Genus: Cochliasanthus
Species: C. caracalla


Cochliasanthus Trew, Pl. Rar. 1: 41. 1764.


  • Homotypic
    • Caracalla Tod. ex Lemaire, Ill. Hort. 9: Misc. 13. 1862.
    • Phaseolus sect. Caracallae DC., Prodr. 2: 390. 1825.
    • Phaseolus sect. Cochliasanthus (Trew) Piper, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 22: 677. 1926.
    • Vigna sect. Caracallae (DC.) Maréchal, Mascherpa & Stainier, Taxon 27(2–3): 201. 1978.
    • Vigna subg. Cochliasanthus (Trew) Verdc., Kew Bull. 24(3): 552. 1970.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest.
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Central America
      • Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama.
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador.
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central.
    • Regional: Southern South America
      • Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Paraguay, Uruguay.
    • Introduced into:
      • Dominican Republic, India, Jawa, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Sri Lanka

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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