EPPO Global Database

Vigna subterranea(VIGSU)

Code created in: 2019-05-25

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: VIGSU
  • Preferred name: Vigna subterranea
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Verdcourt


Africa (Nigeria to Sudan). Cultivated for its subterranean legume fruits. Introduced in India, southeast Asia, most of subsaharan Africa, Madagascar, Caribbean

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Glycine subterranea Linnaeus
Voandzeia subterranea (Linnaeus) Thouars

Common names
Name Language
Bambara groundnut English
bambara French
pois de terre French
voandzou French
feijão-bambara Portuguese
jinguba-de-cabambe Portuguese
macanrra-redonda Portuguese
vielo Portuguese
Bambara-grondboontjie Afrikaans
njugumawe Swahili