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Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. var. utilis (Wall. ex Wight) Baker ex Burck velvet bean

Symbol: MUPRU
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb
Native Status:
  
Synonyms:
  MUAT2 Mucuna aterrima (Piper & Tracy) Holland
  MUDE2 Mucuna deeringiana (Bort) Merr.
  STAT3 Stizolobium aterrimum Piper & Tracy
  STDE Stizolobium deeringianum Bort
  STVE5 Stizolobium velutinum (Hassk.) Piper & Tracy
Distribution: Mucunapruriens(L.) DC. var.utilis(Wall. ex Wight) Baker ex Burck distribution:
USA(FL)
Classification:
     
Kingdom   Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass   Rosidae
Order   Fabales
Family   Fabaceae – Pea family
Genus   Mucuna Adans. – mucuna
Species   Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. – velvet bean
Variety   Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. var. utilis (Wall. ex Wight) Baker ex Burck – velvet bean

Source: USDA