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  Phaseolus coccineus
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Phaseolus coccineus L., Sp. Pl. 724. 1753. Phaseolus multiflorus Lam., Encycl. 3: 70. 1789; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 200. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 363(256). 1918.
  Malayalam Name(s): Perumpayar
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Scarlet runner
  Description: Cultivated twiner; branchlets glabrescent. Leaves 10 cm wide, chartaceous; petiole 6 cm; mid-leaflet rhomboid, 8 x 5 cm, base cuneate, apex acuminate; petiolule 3 cm; laterals oblique, 6 x 4 cm, base truncate, apex acute; petiolule 0.4 cm, densely covered with hooked hairs. Pseudoracemes axillary, to 15 cm; peduncle 10 cm; bracteoles 4 mm, about equalling calyx. Calyx 4 mm; upper lip triangular. Corolla bright scarlet; standard 1.9 x 1.2 cm; wings 2.5 x 1.2 cm; keels 1 x 0.5 cm. Stamens 9+1; sheath 0.7 cm. Pod elongate, 15 x 2 cm, densely hairy when young; seeds c. 10, oblong, compressed with convex.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of Central America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to:
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