EPPO Global Database

Vigna mungo(PHSMU)

Code created in: 2002-02-03

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


Western Asia, Himalayas, India.  Cultivated as a lentil crop (with black seeds). Its common names are in practice shared with those of V. radiata (q.v.). Introduced in Sri Lanka, Indochina (Vietnam), Malesia (Malaya), Central Africa, Mexico, New Guinea

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

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
feijoeiro-da-china Portuguese
feijoeiro-mungo Portuguese
urad Hindi
उरद Hindi