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Common name

English: Winged bean

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Psophocarpus (1)

            Epithet: tetragonolobus (L.) DC. (1)

Synonyms: Botor tetragonolobus Kuntze (L.), Dolichos ovatus Graham, Dolichos tetragonolobus L.

ovatus => oval, egg-shaped; elliptic, but broader at the base

tetragonolobus => four-angled pod

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, yellow, white

External links

Check for Psophocarpus tetragonolobus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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