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  Vigna unguiculata ssp. cylindrica
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. ssp. cylindrica (L.) Eselt. in Hedrick. Vegetables New York 1: 11. 1931. Phaseolus cylindricus L., Herb. Amb. 23. 1754. Vigna catjang (Burm. f.) Walp., Linnaea 13: 533. 1839; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 365(259). 1918. Dolichos catjang Burm. f., Fl. Ind. 161. 1768.
  Malayalam Name(s): Payar, Vellappayar, Kottappayar
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  Description: Suberect herbs. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets ovate-deltoid, shortly acuminate, faintly lobed at base, 10-18 x 3-5 cm, lateral ones deltoid-subtruncate at base; terminal one cuneate at base; petiole 4-12 cm long; stipules ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, 1.4 x 0.3-0.4 cm. Racemes capitate, 4-6 (-10)-tubercled, on 3-18 cm long peduncle; pedicels 0.2 cm long. Calyx campanulate; segments 0.2 cm long. Pods patent, 10-15 seeded, shortly beaked, 10-15 cm long; seeds brown or white, 6.5 x 0.45 cm.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: Yes
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