EPPO Global Database

Vigna radiata(PHSAU)

Code created in: 2002-11-11

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: PHSAU
  • Preferred name: Vigna radiata
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Wilczek


Iran, where it was domesticated in ancient times. Cultivated for its green seeds, which are also germinated to produce "bean sprouts". Introduced to eastern Europe, Central Asia, India, Indochina (except Cambodia), Malesia (Malaya, Java, Philippines), China (including Tibet, Taiwan), tropical Africa, Madagascar, Central America, Peru, New Guinea, Australia. Many common names refer to the word "mung", which properly belongs to the related Vigna mungo (q.v.); in practice, the common names overlap.  

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Azukia radiata (Linnaeus) Ohwi
Phaseolus aureus Roxburgh
Phaseolus radiatus Linnaeus
Vigna aurea (Roxburgh) Hepper

Common names
Name Language
green gram English
mung bean English
Oregon pea English
Jerusalem-Bohne German
Mungobohne German
ambérique French
haricot doré French
haricot mungo French
frijol mungo Spanish
habichuela mungo Spanish
judía de mungo Spanish
mung Spanish (AR)
fagiolo mungo Italian
feijão espadinho Portuguese (AO)
feijoeiro-amarelo Portuguese
feijoeiro-branco Portuguese
feijoeiro-grama Portuguese
grão-de-pulha Portuguese
mungböna Swedish
azuki Japanese
bundô Japanese
midorimame Japanese
yaenari Japanese
アズキ Japanese
ブンドウ Japanese
ミドリマメ Japanese
ヤエナリ Japanese
бобы мунг Russian
маш Russian
judía de oro Aragonese
ghora-mung Bengali
lǜ dòu Chinese
绿豆 Chinese
moong Hindi
मूँग Hindi
녹두 Korean
nok du Korean
вігна промениста Ukrainian