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GENETIC RESOURCE OF INDIAN PHASEOLI: DISTRIBUTION, VALIDITY OF SPECIES AND ENDEMISM

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The herbarium collections in India record the occurrence of12species of Phaseolus, mainly
found in the southern regions of the Western and Eastern Ghats and Eastern Himalayas. A
review of all published records shows that actually 16 species occur mainly in the Western
Ghats, Deccan plateau, and Eastern and Western Himalayas. On the basis of comparative
morphology, it is established that P. aureus, P. mungo, P. radiatus, P. sublobatus, P.
aconitifolius, P. calcaratus and P. trilobus are the only valid species. The endemic nature
of these species to India {s confirmed by ancient history and nomenclature.
 

Keywords: Phaseolus, Vigna, mungbean, uradbean, mothbean, ricebean, species validity, endemism.

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Year: 1997
Volume: 57
Issue: 1
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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