Pachyrhizus erosus (L.) Urb.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Dolichos erosus L.
  • Synonym(s) : Pachyrhizus angulatus DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pachyrhizus erosus (L.) Urb.
  • Common name : Yam Bean
  • Vernacular name : Sankula (Hindi); Chini alu (Oria)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Robust climber with tuberous roots. The roots are eaten both raw and boiled
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa 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=Pachyrhizus erosus. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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