Vigna unguiculata subsp. cylindrica (L.) Verdc.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Phaseolus cylindricus L.
  • Synonym(s) : Vigna catjang (Burm.f.) Walp.; Dolichos catjang Burm.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Vigna unguiculata subsp. cylindrica (L.) Verdc.
  • Common name : Cow pea
  • Vernacular name : Galjaramba, Lobia, Ravas (Hindi); Alusandu, Bobberulu, Alusudi, Duntu pesalu (Telugu); Karamani, Thattapayir (Tamil); Jhurango, Burburi, Jhunga, Rainsa, Bargudi (Oria); Payar, Vellappayar, Kottappayar (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated as a crop up to 2000m.
  • Key identification features : Suberect or twiner, herbaceous
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in the Tropics
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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=Vigna unguiculata subsp. cylindrica. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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