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The following is a list of online databases and species lists used to research Mucuna.
They are provided here for my easy reference and to enable others to easily find and search for data of their own interests.
I make no reference to the database contents or their validity, but personally have found them all to be very helpful.
Last update: February 16, 2016

Count Database Notes, Location or Specialty Mucuna search
1 Atrium - Biodiversity Information System Herbarium specimens associated with the "Andes to Amazon Biodiversity Program" in Peru Mucuna
2 Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) photos - Mucuna diabolica, M. gigantea  
3 Australian Plant Name Index (APNI) Flora of Australia  
4 Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) Search by title, author, date, collection, taxon Mucuna
5 Botanic Gardens Conservation International Seed resesearch, storage and distribution Mucuna
6 Botanica Sistematica Species list & some literature citations Mucuna
7 Botanicus Bibliography of Mucuna - by title, with page views! Mucuna
8 BRIT Digital Herbarium - Botanical Research Institute of Texas Fabaceae - NO Mucuna listed (as of 12/23/2014)  
9 Catalogue of Life   Mucuna
10 Discover Life Photos of Mucuna mutisiana flowers, pods, and seeds on the entry page for Mucuna Mucuna
11 Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)   Mucuna
12 Field Museum of Natural History - Chicago, IL, USA Herbarium specimens; type specimens Mucuna
13 Flicker Photos (search feature better than Flickr Hive Mind) Mucuna
14 Flicker Hive Mind Photos...   a data mining tool for images on Flickr Mucuna
15 Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Index of scientific names; distribution maps Mucuna
16 Global Names Index Index of scientific names Mucuna
17 Google Images Search FOR images or BY an image Mucuna
18 Harvard University Herbarium (HUH)   Mucuna
19 Index Nominum Genericorum (ING) A compilation of generic names published for organisms covered by the ICN;
One search searches multiple databases
 
20 International Legume Database & Information Service (ILDIS) and ILDIS World Database of Legumes accepted names, synonyms, geographic data, references, links to other databases Mucuna
21 International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI)    
22 International Plant Names Index (IPNI)   Mucuna
23 JSTOR Global Plants LOTS of data, images, links Mucuna
24 Kew Royal Botanic Gardens and their
Electronic Plant Information Centre (ePIC) and their
Legumes of the World
  Mucuna
25 Missouri Botanical Garden (MBOT)   Mucuna
26 Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) University of Melbourne, Australia Mucuna
27 National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)   Mucuna
28 Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (NNHN)   Mucuna
29 National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTGB)   Search
30 New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) Index to American Botanical Literature Fabaceae
31 Phyto Images - a Diversity of Life (DOL) sister website Photos of flowers, pods, leaves Mucuna
32 Plant Systematics Photos of flowers, pods, leaves Mucuna
33 The Plant List   Mucuna
34 Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center Mucuna
35 Tropicos Nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) Mucuna
36 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) --- Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Do a "Name Search" for Mucuna - species list and geographic records Mucuna
37 Wikipedia description of Mucuna and species list Mucuna
38 Wikispecies species list Mucuna
39 ZipCodeZoo desc. Mucuna; species list Mucuna


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