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P. vulgaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Genus: Phaseolus

Phaseolus acutifoliusTepary bean
Phaseolus amblyosepalus
Phaseolus angustissimus
Phaseolus anisotrichos
Phaseolus augustii
Phaseolus brevicalyx
Phaseolus chacoensis
Phaseolus cibellii
Phaseolus coccineus — Runner bean
Phaseolus filiformis
Phaseolus galactoides
Phaseolus glabellus
Phaseolus grayanus
Phaseolus harmsianus
Phaseolus latidenticulatus
Phaseolus leucanthus
Phaseolus lunatus — Lima bean
Phaseolus maculatus
Phaseolus massaiensis
Phaseolus micranthus
Phaseolus microcarpus
Phaseolus nelsonii
Phaseolus oaxacanus
Phaseolus pachyrrhizoides
Phaseolus parvulus
Phaseolus pedicellatus
Phaseolus plagiocylix
Phaseolus pluriflorus
Phaseolus polymorphus
Phaseolus polystachios
Phaseolus polytylus
Phaseolus ritensis
Phaseolus rimbachii
Phaseolus rosei
Phaseolus sonorensis
Phaseolus tuerckheimii
Phaseolus vulcanicus
Phaseolus vulgaris — Common bean
Phaseolus wrightii
Phaseolus xanthotrichus

Ref: ILDIS Version 6.05

Phaseolus (Bean, Wild Bean [1]) is a genus in the family Fabaceae of about fifty plant species, all native to the Americas.

At least four of the species have been domesticated since pre-Columbian times for their beans.[2] Most prominent among these is the common bean, P. vulgaris, which today is cultivated worldwide in tropical, semitropical and temperate climates.

Previous classifications placed in this genus a number of other well known species that have now been removed to genus Vigna, sometimes necessitating a change of species name. For example, older literature refers to the mung bean as Phaseolus aureus, whereas more modern sources classify it as Vigna radiata. Similarly, Snail Bean Vigna caracalla was discovered in 1753 and in 1970 moved from Phaseolus to Vigna. The modern understanding of Phaseolus indicates a genus endemic to the New World alone.

Phaseolus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Common Swift, Garden Dart, Ghost Moth Hypercompe albicornis, Hypercompe icasia, the Nutmeg and various caterpillar species.


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From Wikispecies


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales
Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Phaseoleae
Subtribus: Phaseolinae
Genus: Phaseolus
Sectiones: P. sect. Acutifolii - P. sect. Bracteati - P. sect.  Brevilegumeni - P. sect. Chiapasana - P. sect. Coccinei - P. sect. Coriacei - P. sect. Digitati - P. sect. Falcati - P. sect.  Minkelersia - P. sect. Paniculati - P. sect.  Pedicellati - P. sect. Phaseolus - P. sect. Revoluti - P. sect. Rugosi - P. sect.  Xanthotricha - Unassigned Phaseolus


Phaseolus L.

Vernacular names

Български: фасул
Česky: Fazol
English: Wild bean
Slovenčina: Fazuľa


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