Phaseolus lunatus L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : 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.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Phaseolus lunatus. Downloaded on 19 June 2024.

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