Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC.
var. utilis (Wight) Burck

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Type location:
Presumably India
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E,S
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Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 19 - 20.

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Flora of Malawi: Mucuna pruriens var. utilis
Flora of Mozambique: Mucuna pruriens var. utilis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Mucuna pruriens var. utilis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Mucuna pruriens
African Plant Database: Mucuna pruriens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Mucuna pruriens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mucuna pruriens
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Mucuna pruriens
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iNaturalist: Mucuna pruriens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mucuna pruriens
JSTOR Plant Science: Mucuna pruriens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mucuna pruriens
Plants of the World Online: Mucuna pruriens
Tropicos: Mucuna pruriens
Wikipedia: Mucuna pruriens

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Mucuna pruriens var. utilis., retrieved 8 December 2023

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