Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Dolichos purpureus L.
  • Synonym(s) : Dolichos lablab L.; Lablab vulgaris (L.) Savi
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet
  • Common name : Hyacinth Bean, Lablab bean, Bonavist bean, Indian butter bean
  • Vernacular name : Thattampayaru, Avarai (Tamil); Amara, Avara, Kattavara, Kattuavarai, Mochakatta (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated widely for its edible seed.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-February
  • World Distribution : Tropics of the World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Lablab purpureus. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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