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Published In: Repertorium Botanices Systematicae. 1(5): 779. 1843. (Repert. Bot. Syst.) Name publication detailView 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, Shrub
Sexual reproduction: Outcrossing, Selfing (cleistogamous)
Plant-human relationship: Cultivated
ECONOMIC USE: Domestic animal edible: Forage
Human edible: Fruits, Leaves, Seeds
Details: Economic use: Fruits and seeds widely eaten. Sprouted seeds and leaves eaten (Facciola 1998). Fruits and seeds eaten by many Native American groups in the Southwestern United States. (Moerman 1998) Plants eaten by livestock after seeds harvested (Ambasta 1986).
TOXICITY: Toxicity: Animal - lab
Toxic parts: Seeds
Details: Toxicity: Like many legumes, probably not safe for consumption without cooking; Wagstaff (2008) documents a few reports of detrimental effects in experimental animals fed raw cowpea.





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