The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Mucuna

The genus Mucuna is in the family Leguminosae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Mucuna

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Mucuna acuminata Baker Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna amblyodon Harms Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna anguinea Sweet Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna argyrophylla Standl. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna atropurpurea (Roxb.) Wight & Arn. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna aurea C.B.Rob. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna balfouriana A.Murray bis Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna bennettii F.Muell. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna biplicata Kurz Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna birdwoodiana Tutcher Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna blumei Burck Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna brachycarpa Rech. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna bracteata DC. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna calophylla W.W.Sm. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna canaliculata Verdc. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna ceramensis Burck Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna championii Benth. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna ckienkweiensis G.Z.Li Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna coriacea Baker Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14 1
Mucuna coriocarpa Hand.-Mazz. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna corymbosa Graham Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna cristata Buch.-Ham. ex Wall. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna cuatrecasasii Hern.Cam. & C.Barbosa ex L.K.Ruíz Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna curranii Elmer Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna cyclocarpa F.P.Metcalf Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna diabolica Keuchenius Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna diabolica B.Heyne Unresolved L ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna dichroa Hoffmanns. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna diplax Wilmot-Dear Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna discolor Merr. & L.M.Perry Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna elegans Merr. & L.M.Perry Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna elliptica (Ruiz & Pav.) DC. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna elmeri Merr. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna eriocarpa Barb.Rodr. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna fawcettii Urb. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna ferox Verdc. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna flagellipes Hook.f. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna flagellipes Vogel ex Benth. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Mucuna gigantea (Willd.) DC. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14 1
Mucuna glabra (Reinecke) Wilmot-Dear Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna glabrialata (Hauman) Verdc. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna gracilipes Craib Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna hainanensis Hayata Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14 1
Mucuna hirtipetala Wilmot-Dear & R.Sha Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna holtonii (Kuntze) Moldenke Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna homblei De Wild. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna hooglandii Verdc. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna huberi Ducke Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna humblotii Drake Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna imbricata Baker Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna incurvata Wilmot-Dear & R.Sha Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna interrupta Gagnep. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna japira A.M.G.Azevedo, K.Agostini & Sazima Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna junghuhnianum Backer ex Koord.-Schum. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna kawakabutii Wiriad. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna keyensis Burck Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna killipiana Hern.Cam. & C.Barbosa Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna kostermansii Wiriad. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna lamellata Wilmot-Dear Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna lamii Verdc. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna lane-poolei Summerh. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna lignosa Scop. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna lindro Piper Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna longipedunculata Merr. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna macmillanii Elmer Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna macrobotrys Hance Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna macrocarpa Wall. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna macroceratides (Raddi) DC. Accepted L ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna macrophylla Miq. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna macropoda Baker f. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna manongarivensis Du Puy & Labat Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna mapirensis (Rusby) J.F.Macbr. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna martini H.Lév. & Vaniot Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna melanocarpa A.Rich. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna membranacea Hayata Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna mindorensis Merr. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna mitis (Ruiz & Pav.) DC. Accepted L ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna mollis (Kunth) DC. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna mollissima Kurz Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna monosperma Wight Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna mutisiana (Kunth) DC. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna neocaledonica Baker f. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna nigra Buch.-Ham. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna nigricans (Lour.) Steud. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna novo-guineensis Scheff. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna oligoplax Wilmot-Dear Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna ovalis Baker f. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna pachycarpa Wiriad. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna pacifica Hosok. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna pallida Cordem. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna paniculata Baker Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna parvifolia Burck Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna pauciflora Blume ex Burck Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna platyphylla A.Gray Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna platyplekta Quisumb. & Merr. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna pluricostata Barb.Rodr. Accepted L ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna poggei Taub. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14 1
Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14 3
Mucuna psittacina Miers Accepted L ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna purpurea DC. ex Pammel Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Mucuna reptans Verdc. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna reticulata Burck Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna revoluta Wilmot-Dear Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna rostrata Benth. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna rutilans DC. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna samarensis Merr. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna schlechteri Harms Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna schmutzii Wiriad. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna sempervirens Hemsl. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna sloanei Fawc. & Rendle Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna stanleyi C.T.White Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna stans Baker Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna stenoplax Wilmot-Dear Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna subumbellata Wilmot-Dear Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna sumbawaensis Wiriad. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna taborensis Schweinf. ex Piper Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna terrens H.Lev. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna terrens H. Lév. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Mucuna thailandica Niyomdham & Wilmot-Dear Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna tjerolang Blume ex Burck Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna tomentosa K.Schum. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna toppingii Merr. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna umbellata Salzm. ex Benth. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna urens (L.) Medik. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna urentissima Blume ex Burck Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna venenosa A.Murray bis Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna volubilis Steud. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Mucuna warburgii K.Schum. & Lauterb. Accepted H ILDIS 2010-07-14
Mucuna wertheimii Burck Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23

Statistics

The Plant List includes 277 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Mucuna. Of these 82 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 28 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Mucuna. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 277 species names for the genus Mucuna recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 82 29.6%
Synonym 147 53.1%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 48 17.3%

All names

The status of the 305 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Mucuna recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 88 28.9%
Synonym 168 55.1%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 49 16.1%

Of the species names,

A further 13 name records indicate where names have been misapplied.

The confidence with which the status of the 277 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Mucuna, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 78 122 0 0 200 72.2%
Medium confidence 0 22 0 0 22 7.9%
Low confidence 4 3 0 48 55 19.9%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the genus Mucuna is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
ILDIS 82 124 0 1 13 207 74.7%
Tropicos 0 23 0 3 0 26 9.4%
WCSP (in review) 0 0 0 44 0 44 15.9%