EPPO Global Database

Vigna mungo(PHSMU)

Last modification: 2002-02-03

Basic information
  • EPPO code: PHSMU
  • Preferred name: Vigna mungo
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Hepper


India and other south Asian countries.  Cultivated as a lentil crop (with black seeds). Its common names are in practice shared with those of V. radiata (q.v.)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Azukia mungo (Linnaeus) Masamume
Phaseolus mungo Linnaeus
Phaseolus radiatus Roxburgh

Common names
Name Language
black gram English
urd bean English
Linsenbohne German
Urdbohne German
ambérique French
haricot velu French
frijol mungo Spanish
fagiolo urd Italian
Chinees boontje Dutch
urad Hindi
उरद Hindi