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Details for: Psophocarpus tetragonolobus

Source: ILDIS World Database of Legumes 2010. (copyright © ILDIS).

Name: Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC.
Rank: Species
Taxonomy (this taxon is included in): Regnum - Plantae
     Divisio - Tracheophyta
          Subdivisio - Spermatophytina
               Class - Magnoliopsida
                    Superordo - Rosanae
                         Ordo - Fabales Bromhead
                              Familia - Fabaceae Lindl.
                                   Tribus - Phaseoleae
                                        Genus - Psophocarpus DC.
Synonyms: Botor tetragonolobus (L.) Kuntze
Dolichos ovatus Graham
Dolichos tetragonolobus L.
Comments: eaten., Madagascar or the Mascarenes., May be annual under cultivation., Occurs naturally in Asia., Origin not certain but now widely cultivated., Origin questionable., Seeds contain several toxins; require preparation before eating., The ripe seeds are used in Indonesia after parching., Verdcourt & Halliday suggest that this species originated in SE Asia,, Very high nutritional value., Widely cultivated from W Africa to S India & Sri Lanka to Indochina., Widely cultivated. Roots (tubers), leaves, flowers, green pods and seeds all, Young green leaves and shoots may be eaten as a vegetable.
Common names: Asparagus Bean (English), Asparagus Pea (English), Goa Bean (English), Pois Carre (French), Princess Bean (English), Wing Bean (English), Winged Bean (English)[Credits]
Conservation Status: Cultigen not known in the wild
Maps: distribution
Occurrence: [Eg]
Use: Chemical products, Environmental, Food and Drink, Forage

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