Psophocarpus tetragonolobus

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Psophocarpus tetragonolobus


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: Psophocarpus
Species: Psophocarpus tetragonolobus


Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC., 1825


  • Botor tetragonoloba (L.) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. 1: 162 (1891)
  • Dolichos ovatus Graham, Wall. Cat. n. 5540 (1832)
  • Dolichos tetragonolobus L., Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 2: 1162 (1759)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Eastern Africa
      • Tanzania
    • Introduced into:
      • Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Cambodia, Cameroon, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., East Himalaya, Egypt, Florida, Ghana, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nigeria, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zambia

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


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Forzza, R.C., Zappi, D. & Souza, V.C. (2016-continuously updated). Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção
  • Franck, A.R., Anderson, L.C., Burkhalter, J.R. & Dickman, S. (2016). Additions to the flora of Florida, U.S.A. (2010-2015) Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 10: 175-190.
  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.


Vernacular names[edit]

suomi: Goanpapu
Tagalog: sigarilyas
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