Phaseolus lunatus L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Phaseolus lunatus L.
  • Common name : Rangoon bean, Lima bean, Butter bean
  • Vernacular name : Balipati, Sam, Karsam (Hindi)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated; mature seeds are used as vegetable
  • Flower, Fruit : August-February
  • Native : Guatemala, South America
  • World Distribution : Introduced tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Phaseolus lunatus. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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