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  Mucuna pruriens var. utilis
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. var. utilis (Wall. ex Wight) Baker ex Burck, Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg. 11: 187. 1893. Mucuna utilis Wall. ex Wight, Ic. 1: 280. 1840.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Portuguese Coffee, Velvetbean, Velvet Bean, Picapica, Mauritius Bean, Cafe Brazilii, Bengal Bean
  Description: Climbing shrubs; stems with sparse long fine spreading hairs. Leaves trifoliate, terminal leaflet with length:width ratio only ca. 1.5:1; lateral leaflets often markedly larger than terminal, to 20 cm. Inflorescence with sparse or dense soft adpressed hairs. Calyx with dense long pale hairs. Young legume green, linear but irregularly swollen around seeds, to 2 cm wide in parts, densely covered with silky hairs, with 1 or 2 prominent ribs. Seeds up to 8, white, light yellow-brown, or black, sometimes with streaks or spots; hilum yellowish white, ca. 7 mm.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of South East Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet, Purple, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: Yes
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