Pachyrhizus erosus (L.) Urb.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Dolichos erosus L.
  • Synonym(s) : Pachyrhizus angulatus DC.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : 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
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Pachyrhizus erosus. Downloaded on 18 June 2024.

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