EPPO Global Database

Mucuna pruriens(MUCPR)

Code created in: 2002-03-01

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: MUCPR
  • Preferred name: Mucuna pruriens
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) de Candolle


Western Asia (Yemen, Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia (Malaya, Philippines), China (central), Western Africa from Sénégal to Cameroon to Angola, Sudan to Zaïre and East Africa to Mozambique, South Africa, Madagascar. Introduced in Caucasus, eastern China (including Taiwan), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except southern cone), Australia (Northern, Queensland)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Dolichos pruriens Linnaeus
Stizolobium pruriens (Linnaeus) Medikus
Stizolobium pruritum (Wight) Piper

Common names
Name Language
buffalo bean English
cowage English
itchweed English
velvet bean English
Juckbohne German
pois à gratter French
pois pouillieux French
pois velu French
ojo de buey Spanish
pica-pica Spanish (HN)
jeukboontje Dutch
jeukerwtje Dutch
fava-de-café Portuguese (BR)
feijão-bitcho Portuguese
feijão-café Portuguese (BR)
feijão-lagarta Portuguese
cì máo lí dòu Chinese
刺毛黧豆 Chinese