Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata (L.) Walp.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Dolichos unguiculatus L.
  • Synonym(s) : Dolichos biflorus L.; Vigna sinensis (L.) Savi ex Hausskn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.
  • Common name : Cow pea, Asparagus Bean, Barbati, Black Eye Pea, Blue Goose Southern Pea, Common Cowpea, Southern Pea
  • Vernacular name : Halsandi (Kannada); Alasandalu (Telugu); Jhurango (Oria); Kollu (Tamil); Kottapayar (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated as a crop up to 3000m.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in the Tropics
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; 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. unguiculata. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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