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Common name

English: Black Eye Pea, Cowpea

German: Kuhbohne

Mandarin: 豇豆 (jiang dou)

Portuguese: Feijão Caupi

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Fabales (239)

        Family: Fabaceae (239)(family description)

          Genus: Vigna (3)

            Epithet: unguiculata (L.)Walp. (1)

Synonym: Dolichos unguiculatus L.

unguiculata => having what appear to be claws or finger-nails (anguis, a nail or claw)

unguiculatus => having what appear to be claws or finger-nails (anguis, a nail or claw)

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow, beige, white

External links

Check for Vigna unguiculata at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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