Sorting Macroptilium names

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

Macroptilium atropurpureum (DC.) Urb.

Macroptilium atropurpureum (DC.) Urb. var. atropurpureum, Macroptilium atropurpureum (DC.) Urb. var. canescens (M.Martens & Galeotti) Hassl., Phaseolus affinis Piper, Phaseolus atropurpureus DC., Phaseolus canescens M. Martens & Galeotti, Phaseolus dysophyllus Benth., Phaseolus schiedeanus Schldl., Phaseolus vestitus Hook.

CHINESE :  大翼豆  Da yi dou, 饲用紫花豆   Shi yong zi hua dou  紫花大翼豆  Zi hua da yi dou, 紫花豆  Zi hua dou.

CROATIAN :  Purpurni grah.

ENGLISH : Atro, Purple bean, Purple bush bean, Siratro.

FRENCH :  Macroptilium à fleur pourpre, Siratro.

GERMAN :  Purpurbohne.

JAPANESE :  サイラトロ Sairatoro,   クロバナツルアズキ  Kuro bana tsuru azuki.

RUSSIAN :  Сиратро  Siratro.

SPANISH :  Atro, Choncho, Conchito, Frijolillo, Siratro.

Photographs at Tropical Forages - Australia.

Macroptilium bracteatum (Nees & Mart.) Marechal & Baudet

Phaseolus bracteatus Nees & Mart., Phaseolus decipiens Benth.

ENGLISH :  Burgundy bean.

FRENCH :  Macroptilium à fleur pourpre, Siratro à fleur lie-de-vin.

Photographs at Tropical Forages - Australia.

Macroptilium gibbosifolium (Ort.) A. Delgado

SYNONYM(S) :  Phaseolus heterophyllus Willd.

ENGLISH :  Variableleaf bushbean (USA), Wild bushbean (USA).

FRENCH :  Macroptilium à fleur rose.

SPANISH :  Sin datos.

on Mexican site Malezas de mexico.

Macroptilium gracile (Poepp. ex Benth.) Urb.

SYNONYM(S) :  Macroptilium longipedunculatum (Mart. ex Benth.) Urb., Phaseolus campestris Mart. ex Benth., Phaseolus gracilis Poepp. ex Benth., Phaseolus longipedunculatus Mart. ex Benth.

FRENCH :  Macroptilium à fleur rouge, Siratro à fleur rouge.

SPANISH :  Llanos macro.

Photographs at Tropical Forages - Australia.

Macroptilium lathyroides (L.) Urb.

SYNONYM(S) :   Macroptilium lathyroides (L.) Urb. var. lathyroides,  Macroptilium lathyroides (L.) Urb. var. semierectum (L.) Urb., Phaseolus lathyroides L.,  Phaseolus semierectus L., Phaseolus semierectus L. var. angustifolius Benth.

ENGLISH :  Phasemy bean,  Phasey bean, Wild bush bean, Wild pea bean (Hawaii).

FRENCH :  Macroptilium à fleur rouge.

GERMAN:  Phasemybohne.

JAPANESE :   ファジービーン   Fajiibiin, ナンバンアカバナアズキ  Nanbana kabana azuki.

PORTUGUESE :  Feijao, Feijão-dos-arrozais, Feijão-de-rola (Brazil).

SPANISH :  Frijol de monte (Venezuela),  Frijol de los arrozales (Colombia),  Frijolito de los arrozales, Habichuela parada (Puerto Rico), Látiros del pasto, Pico de aura.

at Tropical Forages - Australia.


Porcher Michel H. et al. 1995 - 2020, Sorting Macroptilium Names. Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database   (M.M.P.N.D - A Work in Progress. School of Agriculture and Food Systems. Faculty of Land & Food Resources. The University of Melbourne. Australia.
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General Bibliography
Specific & complementary


Cook, B.G. et al. , 2005, Factsheets. Tropical Forages: An Interactive Selection Tool, [CD-ROM], CSIRO, DPI&F(Qld), CIAT and ILRI, Brisbane, Australia. The production of Tropical Forages: An Interactive Selection Tool is a collaborative effort between CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries (Qld), Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
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USDA, ARS, 2007, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL:  (18 November 2007)

White Richard, 2005, International Legume Database & Information Service (ILDIS). School of Computer Science in the Cardiff University.  < >.


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