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List of names matching "Vigna marina"
Status Name
accepted Vigna marina (Burm.) Merr.

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Vigna marina

Accepted name

Vigna marina (Burm.) Merr.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11


Dolichos luteus Sw.3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13
Phaseolus marinus Burm.3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Phaseolus obovatus Gagnep.8, 17
Scytalis anomala E. Mey.18
Scytalis retusa E. Mey.3
Vigna anomala Walp.3
Vigna lutea (Sw.) A. Gray1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16
Vigna luteola auct. non Benth.11
Vigna retusa (E. Mey.) Walp.2, 3, 6, 11


Tribe: Phaseoleae;  Genus: Vigna

Vernacular names

Beach Bean19; Drautolu19; Feseka Tahi20; Field Bean (En)11; Haricot du Bord de Mer21; Karal Li-me (Sinh)11; Kodippayaru (Tamil)22; Liane Ronde23; Pine Lautolo20; Pipi Tatahi21; Pois Marron7; Shore Bean7; Tutu Faroa21; Wavue19


Perennial non-climbing herb;  not threatened


Environmental24; Food and Drink25; Food and Drink24; Forage19; Medicine21


V. oblonga is synonym for V. owahuensis.26; Pantropical seashore species.8; Indigenous to the Seychelles.7; Adapted to halophytic environments.3

Geographical records

Africa3, 27:   Equatorial Guinea-ISO(N)28, Mozambique(N)1, Sao Tome & Principe(N)29, South Africa(N)1, 27, Tanzania(N)1

Aldabra:   Cosmoledo I7

Asia2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 15, 27, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36:   Bangladesh(N)33, East Timor(N)32, India(N)4, Indonesia-ISO(N)2, 3, 32, 34, Irian Jaya(N)2, Japan(N)6, Java(N)34, Malaysia-ISO(N)30, 36, Moluccas(N)32, Peninsular Malaysia(N)30, Philippines(U)27, 35, Ryukyu Is(N)6, Sabah(N)36, Sarawak(N)36, Singapore(N)30, Sri Lanka(N)11, Sulawesi(N)3, Sumatra(N)32, Taiwan(N)10, 31, Thailand(N)15, Vietnam(N)8

Australasia37:   Australia(U)37, Papua New Guinea(N)2

India:   Kerala4, Orissa4

Indian Ocean5, 7, 9, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42:   Aldabra(U)7, Andaman Is(N)41, Laccadive Is(N)40, Madagascar(N)9, Maldives(N)38, 39, Mauritius(I)5, Nicobar Is(N)42, Reunion(I)5, Seychelles(N)7

North America37:   United States(U)37

Pacific Ocean2, 3, 19, 20, 21, 27, 43, 44, 45, 46:   Bismarck Archipelago(N)2, Fiji(U)19, Gilbert Is(I)44, Hawaii(U)3, 43, Kazan Retto(N)45, Niue(U)20, Northern Marianas(I)44, Ogasawara-Shoto(N)46, Society Is(N)21, Solomon Is(N)2, Tuamotu Is(N)21

South Africa:   Natal27

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)

Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; bushland and thicket1; Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; mangrove1

Literature citations

Description1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 29, 30, 34, 37, 47;  Illustration2, 5, 8, 10, 48


2005-04 SeneviratneGI (Sinhala & Tamil vern. names);     Coordinator: 2001-06 Pasquet RS


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18:Pasquet, R.S. (2001) Pers. comm.
19:Parham, J.W. (1972) Plants of the Fiji Islands
20:Sykes, W. (1979) Flora of Niue
21:Welsh, S.L. (1998) Flora Societensis
22:Senaratna, L.K. (2001) A check list of the flowering plants of Sri Lanka. Colombo.
23:Sauer, J.D. (1963) J. Seychelles Soc. 3: 58-63 Geographic sketch of coastal plants
24:Ambasta, S.P. (1986) The useful plants of India
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26:Pasquet, R.S. (2001) Kew Bull. 56: 223-227 Notes on the genus Vigna (Leguminosae-Pa
27:Summerhayes, V.S. (1931) Trans. Linn. Soc., London. Ser. 2; Vol. XIX: 274-276
28:Hepper, F.N. (1958) Papilionoideae. In: Flora West Tropical Africa. Keay, R.W.J.
29:Liberato, Maria Candida (1972) Flora de Sao Tome e Principe: Papilionaceae
30:Ridley, H.N. (1922) Flora of the Malay Peninsula Vol I
31:Huang, T.C. & Ohashi, H. (1993) Leguminosae. In Flora of Taiwan, 2nd Ed. 3: 148-421. Taipei, Tai
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34:Backer, C.A. (1963) Flora of Java. Groningen, The Netherlands
35:Merrill, E.D. (1923) An Enumeration of Philippine Flowering Plants 2 (3): 241-323
36:Ridley, H.N. (1938) Kew Bull. 1938: 276-280 Additions to the Flora of Borneo.
37:Baker, J.G. (1877) Flora of Mauritius and the Seychelles
38:Willis, J.C. & Gardiner, J.S. (1901) Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Peradeniya) 1: 45-164 Botany of Maldive Is.
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41:Parkinson, C.E. (1923) A Forest Flora of the Andaman Islands
42:Sinha, B.K. (1999) Flora of Great Nicobar Island. Calcutta.
43:List Based Record (1986) U.S. Soil Conservation Service
44:Fosberg, F.R. et al. (1979) A Geographical Checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae
45:Ohba, H. (1983) High. Pl. Fl. M.-I. Is In: Kankyo-tyo Sizenhogo-Kyoku. Mini.-Iwo. S
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48:Ohashi, H. (1982) in Satake. Wild Flws of Japan, Herb. Pls 2: 186-212, pls. 179-200

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