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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 723. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Type: Cultivated at Uppsala, Herb. Linn. 899/1 (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: Of American origin, now widely cultivated in tropical and temperate regions.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Over 500 varieties are in cultivation, including French and kidney beans


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Annual, climber or suberect, stem pubescent to glabrescent. Leaf trifoliolate, petiole 4-9 cm long, leaflets 4.5-15 cm long, 2.5-6.5 cm broad, ovate to ovate-rhombic, acuminate, lateral leaflets oblique; petiolule 1.5-2.5 mm long; stipules 4 mm long. Inflorescence 1-3-flowered, peduncle 0-5 cm long. Bracts 3 mm long; bracteoles 5-6 mm long. Pedicel 3-10 mm long. Calyx pubescent, tube 2-3 mm long, teeth 1 mm long, upper 2 joined to form an emarginate lip. Corolla white, yellowish purple or pale-pink. Vexillum 1-1.9 cm long, glabrous. Keel 2.2 cm long, spirally incurved. Fruit 10-15 cm long, 1-1.3 cm broad, linear, lanceolate, pubescent or glabrous, 5-12-seeded.
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