Sorting Glycine names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :



Glycine max (L.) Merr.

SYNONYM(S) : Phaseolus max L., Soya max (L.) Piper, Glycine hispida (Moench) Maxim.

ARABIC : Fûl sûyah.

BURMESE : Lasi, Pengapi, Peryatpym.

CHINESE : Da dou, Huang dou, Huang da dou, Mao dou (Taiwan).

ENGLISH : Soya bean, Soybean (USA).

FRENCH : Haricot soja, Soja, Pois soja.

GERMAN: Sojasüsbohne.

GREEK :   Φασόλι από σόγια.

ITALIAN : Soia, Fava soja, Soja.


KHMER : Sândaèk sieng, Sândaèk an gen sar.

LAOTIAN : Thwàx khôn, Thwàx tê.

MALAY : Kacang Jepun, Kacang soya, Kacang bulu, Kacang bulu rimau, (Malaysia), Kedelai (Indonesia).

SINHALESE :   Boo mae.

TAGALOG : Balatong.

THAI :     ถั่วเหลือง Thua lueang (Thuaa leuuang), Thua phra lueang, Thua rae.

TURKISH : Soya lubyasi (no dot on i), Çin lubyasi (no dot on i).

VIETNAMESE : Dâu tuong, Dâu nành, Quantan.


Photographs of black-seeded and straw-seeded cultivars in our bean gallery.
of flower of purple-flowered cultivar 'Daizu' at the Illustrated Legume Database, Japan.
of seeds (green, olive and green, black, red, white), flowers (white & purple), pods (dry & green) and plants at the Illustrated Legume Database, Japan.

Glycine max (L.) Merr. (Alba Group) 'Flambeau'

ENGLISH : Canadian soybean 'Flambeau'.

Glycine max (L.) Merr. (Bicolor Group) 'Agate'

ENGLISH : Agate soybean, Olive and straw-seeded soybean, Japanese soybean 'Agate'.

Photograph of seed of 'Kurakake' (looking almost like 'Agate' at the Illustrated Legume Database, Japan.

Glycine max (L.) Merr. (Melanospermum Group) 'Black Panther'

ENGLISH : Black-seeded soybean, Soybean 'Black Panther'.

Glycine max (L.) Merr. (Oleifera Group)

ENGLISH : Oil soybean.

FRENCH : Soja oléagineux, Pois oléagineux de Chine.

Glycine soja Siebold & Zucc.

SYNONYM(S) : Glycine max (L.) Merr. subsp. soja (Siebold & Zucc.) H. Ohashi

CHINESE : Ye da dou, shan huang dou.

ENGLISH : Wild soybean.

JAPANESE : Tsuru mame.


Photographs of seeds, leaf, pods and plants at the Illustrated Legume Database, Japan.

General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < > (Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Latin with authority names)

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2000, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (xx xxxx 2000). (A number of languages, some romanised, Latin with authority names)

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.

Xie Zongwa & Yu Youqin (Editors), 1996, Materia Medica, Chinese Terminology, Vol. 1, Renminweisheng Publishing House Beijing, China. (Latin with authority names and Chinese-simplified, text in Chinese).


Contributors to this page (Personal communication) : Orarat Mongkolporn.


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