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Common name

English: Phasey bean

Mandarin: 大翼豆 (da yi dou)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Macroptilium (2)

            Epithet: lathyroides (L.)Urb. (1)

Synonyms: Phaseolus crotalarioides Benth., Phaseolus hastaefolius Benth., Phaseolus maritimus Benth., Phaseolus semierectus L.

crotalarioides => resembling Crotalaria

hastaefolius => having spear-shaped leaves

lathyroides => resembling Lathryus

maritimus => growing on the seashore, confined to the coast

semierectus => somewhat erect


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, red

External links

Check for Macroptilium lathyroides at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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