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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: P. grandiflorus – P. lancifolius – P. lecomtei – P. lukafuensis – P. monophyllus – P. obovalis – P. palustris – P. scandens – P. tetragonolobus
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Psophocarpus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 May 23. Reference page.

Name

Psophocarpus Neck. ex DC.

Type species: Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC.

Synonyms

Vigneopsis De Wild., Ann. Mus. Congo, Ser. IV. 69 (1902)
Botor Adans., Fam. 2: 326 (1763)
Diesingia Endl., Flora, 15: 113 (1832)
Psilocarpus Pritz., Ic. Ind. 2: 233 (1865)

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Tropical Africa
Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Comoros, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe
Introduced into:
Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., East Himalaya, Egypt, Florida, Hainan, India, Jamaica, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Vietnam, West Himalaya

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

Necker, N.M.J. de in De Candolle, A.P., 1825. Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 2: 403

Additional references

Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Psophocarpus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 May 23. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Psophocarpus. Published online. Accessed: May 23 2021.
Tropicos.org 2021. Psophocarpus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 23 May 2021.
Hassler, M. 2021. Psophocarpus. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2021 May 23. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Psophocarpus. Accessed: 23 May 2021.

Vernacular names
čeština: Praskavec
Tiếng Việt: Chi Đậu rồng
中文: 四棱豆属

Psophocarpus is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae.
Species

There are currently 10 living species of Psophocarpus:[1][2]

Subgenus Psophocarpus

Sect. Psocarpus

P. grandiflorus R.Wilczek – umuharakuku
P. obovalis Tisser.
P. palustris Desv.
P. scandens (Endl.)Verdc. – anonantaka
P. tetragonolobus (L.) DC. – asparagus bean, princess bean, four-angled bean, winged bean

Sect. Unifoliate

P. lecomtei Tisser.
P. monophyllus Harms

Subgenus Vignopsis

P. indicus Wild. – goa bean, winged bean [Note 1]
P. lancifolius Harms
P. lukafuensis (De Wild.)R.Wilczek

Notes

Not included in Fatihah et al.

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