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Vigna aconitifolia (Moth Bean; Moth-Bean; Matki; Mat Bean; Mat; Dew-Bean)

Synonyms: Dolichos dissectus; Phaseolus aconitifolius; Phaseolus palmatus; Vigna aconitifolius
Language: Hindi; Sinhala

Wikipedia Abstract

Vigna aconitifolia is a drought resistant legume, commonly grown in arid and semi-arid regions of India. It is commonly called mat bean, moth bean, matki, Turkish gram or dew bean. The pods, sprouts and protein rich seeds of this crop are commonly consumed in India. Moth bean can be grown on many soil types, and can also act as a pasture legume.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Low


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


China (native); Costa Rica (uncertain); Ethiopia (introduced); Fiji (introduced); India (native); Pakistan (native); Sri Lanka (native);

External References

USDA Plant Profile



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4FEEDING BEHAVIOUR OF CAMEL REVIEW, Arshad Iqbal & Bakht Baidar Khan, Pak. J. Agri. Sei. Vol. 38 (3-4), 2001, p. 58-63
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