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Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.
Dolichos unguiculatus L; Dolichos unguiculata orth var ADChapm sensu Chapman, AD 1991; Blackeyed pea; Dolichos unguiculatus

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Acanaloniidae  Acanalonia @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Agaricaceae  Phoma bakeriana @ BPI (2)
Aphididae  Aphis ( @ CSCA_TCN (2)
Ceratobasidiaceae  Rhizoctonia solani @ BPI (1)
Cicadellidae  Empoasca kraemeri @ III (1)

Oncometopia ( @ MEMU_ENT (3)
Coreidae  Leptoglossus oppositus @ MEMU_ENT (6)

Leptoglossus phyllopus @ MEMU_ENT (3)
Corticiaceae  Rhizoctonia @ BPI (7)
Davidiellaceae  Cladosporium vignae @ BPI (1)
Largidae  Largus succinctus @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Lygaeidae  Lygaeus kalmii @ MEMU_ENT (2)
Membracidae  Spissistilus festinus @ MEMU_ENT (12)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora apii @ BPI (1)

Cercospora canescens @ 434127A (1); 434127B (1); BPI (18)

Cercospora cruenta @ 435359B (1); 435301B (1); 435359A (1); 435301A (1); BPI (57)

Cercospora dolichi @ 435820C (1); 435820B (1); 435820A (1); BPI (9)

Cercospora lussoniensis @ BPI (1)

Cercospora vanderystii @ 442149B (1); 442149C (1); 442149A (1)

Cercospora vignae @ BPI (19)

Cercospora vignicola @ BPI (1)

Cercospora @ BPI (5)

Pseudocercospora cruenta @ BPI (1)
Nectriaceae  Fusarium tracheiphilum @ BPI (2)

Fusarium vasinfectum @ BPI (1)

Fusarium @ BPI (1)
Pentatomidae  Edessa bifida @ MEMU_ENT (1)

Podisus maculiventris @ MEMU_ENT (2)
Pleosporaceae  Alternaria tenuis @ BPI (1)
Psathyrellaceae  Ozonium omnivorum @ BPI (4)
Pucciniaceae  Uromyces appendiculatus @ BPI (1)

Uromyces phaseoli @ BPI (2)
Reduviidae  Sinea diadema @ MEMU_ENT (1)

Zelus nugax @ UCR_ENT (3)
Sclerotiniaceae  Amerosporium oeconomicum @ BPI (7); 393181A (1); 393181B (1)

Sclerotinia sclerotiorum @ BPI (1)
Tilletiaceae  Erratomyces patelii @ BPI (1)
Typhulaceae  Sclerotium rolfsii @ BPI (1)
Uropyxidaceae  Aecidium phaseolorum @ BPI (1)
_  Aristastoma oeconomicum @ BPI (28)

Ascochyta phaseolorum @ BPI (1)

Cicinobolus cesatii @ BPI (1)

Coniothecium applanatum @ BPI (1)

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Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.

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General Information
Symbol: VIUN
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   I
PB   I
PR   I
VI   I
Other Common Names: blackeyed pea
field pea
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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae – Pea family
Genus Vigna Savi – cowpea
Species Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. – cowpea

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 5 subspecies of Vigna unguiculata . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Vigna unguiculata</i>
(L.) Walp. ssp. <i>
(L.) Verdc.
Vigna unguiculata ssp. cylindrica
catjang Distribution of <i>
Vigna unguiculata</i>
(L.) Walp. ssp. <i>
(Harms) Verdc.
Vigna unguiculata ssp. dekindtiana
blackeyed pea Distribution of <i>
Vigna unguiculata</i>
(L.) Walp. ssp. <i>
(L.) Verdc.
Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis
yardlong bean Distribution of <i>
Vigna unguiculata</i>
(L.) Walp. ssp. <i>
(Harv.) Marechal et al.
Vigna unguiculata ssp. stenophylla
Distribution of <i>
Vigna unguiculata</i>
(L.) Walp. ssp. <i>
unguiculata </i>
Vigna unguiculata ssp. unguiculata
southern pea

Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Vigna unguiculata blackeyed pea This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
SWSS Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM . Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

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Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (VIUN)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (VIUN)
Related Websites
Cover crops database at the UC Davis Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP) (VIUN)
FAO-Animal Feed Resources Information System (VIUN)
Managing Cover Crops Profitably (Sustainable Agriculture Network) (VIUN)
OH-Ohio State University Seed Biology (VIUN)
Tropical Forages (VIUN)



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Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis
Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis
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Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis
Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis
Yardlong Bean
ID: 0000 0000 0812 0086 [detail]
© 2012 Dr. Mark S. Brunell

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