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Vigna mungo (Black Gram; Urid; Urd Bean; Urd; Amberique)

Synonyms: Azukia mungo; Phaseolus hernandezii; Phaseolus mungo; Phaseolus radiatus; Phaseolus roxburghii

Wikipedia Abstract

Vigna mungo, black gram, black lentil, mungo bean (not to be confused with the much smaller true black lentil (Lens culinaris)), black matpe bean, Sanskrit माष / māṣa, is a bean grown in the Indian subcontinent. At one time it was considered to belong to the same species as the mung bean. The product sold as black lentils is usually the whole urad bean, whereas the split bean (the interior being white) is called Ulunthu in Tamil, Minumulu in Telugu,"'Uddu"' in Kannada, Urad Dal in Hindi, or white lentils.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Lifespan [2]  Annual
Structure [2]  Vine


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


Afghanistan (introduced); Australia (introduced); Bangladesh (introduced); Bismarck Archipelago (native); Christmas I (introduced); Fiji (introduced); Gabon (introduced); India (uncertain); India-ISO (native); Iran (introduced); Japan (introduced); Malaysia-ISO (introduced); Mauritius (introduced); Nepal (introduced); Northern Marianas (uncertain); Pakistan (uncertain); Papua New Guinea (introduced); Peninsular Malaysia (native); Ryukyu Is (introduced); South Africa (introduced); Sri Lanka (introduced); Tanzania (introduced); Vietnam (introduced); Zaire (introduced);

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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
4Jorrit 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.
5FEEDING BEHAVIOUR OF CAMEL REVIEW, Arshad Iqbal & Bakht Baidar Khan, Pak. J. Agri. Sei. Vol. 38 (3-4), 2001, p. 58-63
6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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