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Vigna aconitifolia
(moth bean)

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Vigna aconitifolia (moth bean)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Vigna aconitifolia
  • Preferred Common Name
  • moth bean
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Forage
  • Gene source for drought resistance
  • Soil improvement
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Vigna aconitifolia (Jacq.) Maréchal

Preferred Common Name

  • moth bean

Other Scientific Names

  • Phaseolus aconitifolius

International Common Names

  • English: aconite-leaved kidney beans; beans [aconite-leaved kidney]; Mat bean; mat beans; Moth bean
  • French: Haricot papillon

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Matten- Bohne; Motten- Bohne

EPPO code

  • PHSAC (Phaseolus aconitifolius)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Fabales
  •                         Family: Fabaceae
  •                             Subfamily: Papilionoideae
  •                                 Genus: Vigna
  •                                     Species: Vigna aconitifolia

Plant Type

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Seed propagated

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Forage

Environmental

  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Soil improvement

Genetic importance

  • Gene source for drought resistance

Human food and beverage

  • Flour/starch
  • Pulse
  • Seeds
  • Vegetable

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical