Sesamum prostratum Retz.

First published in Observ. Bot. 4: 38 (1786)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is India to Assam, E. Sri Lanka. It is a perennial and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Assam, India, Sri Lanka

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Bedigian, D. (2015). Systematics and evolution in Sesamum (Pedaliaceae), part 1: evidence regarding the origin of sesame and its closest relatives. Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 70: 1-42.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Bedigian, D. (2015). Systematics and evolution in Sesamum (Pedaliaceae), part 1: evidence regarding the origin of sesame and its closest relatives. Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 70: 1-42.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Heyne [6409], India K000884562 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6409] K001123828 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6409] K001123829 Yes
Wight, R. [s.n.], India K000884561 Yes
Hunter [s.n.], India K000884563 Yes
Davidse, G. [8964], Sri Lanka K000731965 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6409] K001123830 Yes

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images