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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 737. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/2/2016)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 7/17/2018)
GROWTH: Lifespan: Annual, Perennial
Life form: Herbaceous, Vine
Sexual reproduction: Outcrossing, Selfing (cleistogamous)
Plant-human relationship: Cultivated
Human edible: Fruits, Leaves, Seeds
Details: Economic use: Cooked seeds widely eaten. Sprouted seeds, leaves and young fruits eaten (Facciola 1998 [as Faba vulgaris]).
TOXICITY: Toxicity: Human
Toxic parts: Seeds
Details: Toxicity: Commonly used as a human food; however, individuals with a genetic deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase can develop life-threatening hemolytic anemia if they consume beans, especially if undercooked or relatively fresh; reports of toxicity to those individuals from inhaled pollen have been questioned (Belsey, 1973).





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