Mucuna pruriens

Family:FABACEAE
Species:Mucuna pruriens (L.)DC.
Common Name:COWITCH; VELVETBEAN
Plant Notes:**
Status:Not Native
Specimen: View specimen details in the USF Herbarium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyFABACEAE
Genus Mucuna
Species Mucuna pruriens (L.)DC. - COWITCH; VELVETBEAN

Citation

Citation MUCUNA PRURIENS (Linnaeus) de Candolle, Prodr. 2: 405. 1825.
Basionym: Dolichos pruriens Linnaeus 1759.
Type: INDONESIA: Ambon Island, without data (lectotype: Rumphius, Herb. Amboin. 5: t. 142. 1747). Lectotypified by Merrill, Interpr. Rumph. Herb. Amb. 33, 277. 1917.

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Source

CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Broward USF  
Lee FLAS  
Miami-Dade USF  
Monroe Keys GH  
Palm Beach USF  

Synonyms

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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Carpopogon pruriens Carpopogon pruriens (Linnaeus) Roxburgh, Fl. Ind., ed. 1832. 3: 283. 1832.BASIONYM: Dolichos pruriens Linnaeus 1754. 
Dolichos pruriens Dolichos pruriens Linnaeus, Herb. Amb. 23. 1754. TYPE: INDONESIA: Ambon Island, without data (lectotype: Rumphius, Herb. Amboin. 5: t. 142. 1747). Lectotypified by Merrill, Interpr. Rumph. Herb. Amb. 33, 277. 1917.
Mucuna deeringiana Mucuna deeringiana (Bort) Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. 5: 118. 1910.BASIONYM: Stizolobium deeringianum Bort 1909. 
Mucuna pruriens var. utilis Mucuna pruriens (Linnaeus) de Candolle, var. utilis (Wallich ex Wight) Baker ex Burck, Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg 11: 187. 1893.BASIONYM: Mucuna utilis Wallich ex Wight 1840. 
Mucuna prurita Mucuna prurita Hooker, in Wight, Bot. Misc. 2: 348. 1831, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Dolichos pruriens Linnaeus 1754. 
Mucuna utilis Mucuna utilis Wallich ex Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 1: t. 280. 1840.  
Stizolobium deeringianum Stizolobium deeringianum Bort, Bull. Bur. Pl. Industr., U.S.D.A. 141: 31. 1909. TYPE: FLORIDA:
Stizolobium pruriens Stizolobium pruriens (Linnaeus) Medikus, Vorles. Churpfälz. Phys.-Okon. Ges. 2: 399. 1787.BASIONYM: Dolichos pruriens Linnaeus 1754. 
Stizolobium pruritum Stizolobium pruritum Piper & Tracy, Bull. Bur. Pl. Industr., U.S.D.A. 179: 10. 1910, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Mucuna prurita Hooker 1831, nom. illegit.; Dolichos pruriens Linnaeus 1754. 
Stizolobium utile Stizolobium utile (Wallich ex Wight) Piper & Tracy, Bull. Bur. Pl. Industr., U.S.D.A. 179: 14. 1910.BASIONYM: Mucuna utilis Wallich ex Wight 1840. 
Stizolobium utile subsp. deeringianum Stizolobium utile (Wallich ex Wight) Piper & Tracy, subsp. deeringianum (Bort) Ditmann, Fl. Cult. Pl. 4: 403. 1937.BASIONYM: Stizolobium deeringianum Bort 1909. 
Carpopogon capitatum Carpopogon capitatum Roxburgh, Fl. Ind., ed. 1832. 3: 284. 1832.  
Carpopogon niveum Carpopogon niveum (de Candolle) Roxburgh, Fl. Ind., ed. 1832. 3: 285. 1832.BASIONYM: Mucuna nivea de Candolle 1825. 
Marcanthus cochinchinensis Marcanthus cochinchinensis Loureiro, Fl. Cochinch. 461. 1790.  
Mucuna aterrima Mucuna aterrima (Piper & Tracy) Holland, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew, Addit. Ser. 9: 216. 1911.BASIONYM: Stizolobium aterrimum Piper & Tracy 1910. 
Mucuna capitata Mucuna capitata (Roxburgh) Wight & Arnott, Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 1: 255. 1834.BASIONYM: Carpopogon capitatum Roxburgh 1832. 
Mucuna cochinchinensis Mucuna cochinchinensis (Loureiro) A. Chevalier, Bull. Agric. Inst. Sci. Indochina 1: 91. 1919.BASIONYM: Marcanthus cochinchinensis Loureiro 1790. 
Mucuna hassjoo Mucuna hassjoo (Piper & Tracy) Mansfeld, Kulturpflanze 2: 204. 1959.BASIONYM: Stizolobium hassjoo Piper & Tracy 1910. 
Mucuna lyonii Mucuna lyonii Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci., Suppl. 1: 197. 1906.  
Mucuna nivea Mucuna nivea de Candolle, Prodr. 2: 406. 1825. TYPE: INDIA: Bengal:
Mucuna pachylobia Mucuna pachylobia (Piper & Tracy) Rock, Legum. Pl. Hawaii 199. 1920.BASIONYM: Stizolobium pachylobium Piper & Tracy 1910. 
Mucuna pruriens var. biflora Mucuna pruriens (Linnaeus) de Candolle, var. biflora Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 2: 63. 1894.  
Mucuna pruriens var. capitata Mucuna pruriens (Linnaeus) de Candolle, var. capitata (Roxburgh) Burck, Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg 11: 187. 1893.BASIONYM: Carpopogon capitatum Roxburgh 1832. 
Mucuna velutina Mucuna velutina Hasskarl, Flora 25(2, Beibl.): 77. 1842.  
Phaseolus unguiculatus Phaseolus unguiculatus Linnaeus, Herb. Amb. 23. 1754. TYPE: INDONESIA: Amboin Island, without data (lectotype: Rumphius, Herb. Amboin. 5: t. 138. 1747). Lectotypified by Verdcourt, in Turland & C. E. Jarvis, Taxon 46: 479. 1997.
Stizolobium aterrimum Stizolobium aterrimum Piper & Tracy, Bull. Bur. Pl. Industr., U.S.D.A. 179: 18. 1910.  
Stizolobium capitatum Stizolobium capitatum (Roxburgh) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 208. 1891.BASIONYM: Carpopogon capitatum Roxburgh 1832. 
Stizolobium cinerium Stizolobium cinerium Piper & Tracy, Bull. Bur. Pl. Industr., U.S.D.A. 179: 15. 1910.  
Stizolobium cochinchinense Stizolobium cochinchinense (Loureiro) Burkart, Descr. Pl. Cult. 1: 503. 1959.BASIONYM: Marcanthus cochinchinensis Loureiro 1790. 
Stizolobium hassjoo Stizolobium hassjoo Piper & Tracy, Bull. Bur. Pl. Industr., U.S.D.A. 179: 17. 1910.  
Stizolobium microspermum Stizolobium microspermum Piper, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 30: 60. 1917.  
Stizolobium niveum Stizolobium niveum (de Candolle) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 208. 1891.BASIONYM: Mucuna nivea de Candolle 1825. 
Stizolobium pachylobium Stizolobium pachylobium Piper & Tracy, Bull. Bur. Pl. Industr., U.S.D.A. 179: 19. 1910.  
Stizolobium pruritum subsp. maculatum Stizolobium pruritum Piper & Tracy, subsp. maculatum Piper, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 30: 59. 1917.  
Stizolobium pruritum subsp. officinale Stizolobium pruritum Piper & Tracy, subsp. officinale Piper, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 30: 57. 1917. TYPE: JAMAICA:
Stizolobium pruritum var. biflorum Stizolobium pruritum Piper & Tracy, var. biflorum (Trimen) Piper, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 30: 60. 1917.BASIONYM: Mucuna pruriens (Linnaeus) de Candolle, var. biflora Trimen 1894. 
Stizolobium utile subsp. aterrimum Stizolobium utile (Wallich ex Wight) Piper & Tracy, subsp., aterrimum (Piper & Tracy) Ditmann, Fl. Cult. Pl. 4: 405. 1937.BASIONYM: Stizolobium aterrimum Piper & Tracy 1910. 
Stizolobium utile subsp. hassjoo Stizolobium utile (Wallich ex Wight) Piper & Tracy, subsp. hassjoo (Piper & Tracy) Ditmann, Fl. Cult. Pl. 4: 404. 1937.BASIONYM: Stizolobium hassjoo Piper & Tracy 1910. 
Stizolobium utile subsp. pachylobium Stizolobium utile (Wallich ex Wight) Piper & Tracy, subsp. pachylobium (Piper & Tracy) Ditmann, Fl. Cult. Pl. 4: 405. 1937.BASIONYM: Stizolobium pachylobium Piper & Tracy 1910. 
Stizolobium utile var. floridanum Stizolobium utile (Wallich ex Wight) Piper & Tracy, var. floridanum Ditmann, Fl. Cult. Pl. 4: 403. 1937. TYPE: FLORIDA: Cult. in Florida,
Stizolobium velutinum Stizolobium velutinum (Hasskarl) Piper & Tracy, Bull. Bur. Pl. Industr., U.S.D.A. 179: 20. 1910.BASIONYM: Mucuna velutina Hasskarl 1842.