Synonyms: Dolichos gladiatus Jacq. (basionym)
Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Growth Habit: Vine
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Makhna shim.
Tribal Name: Moma shumi (Chakma), Pay- Thak- Shi (Marma), Baikang (Tripura).
A twining shrub. Leaves tri foliate, Leaflets ovate, acute. Flowers pink-purple in colour. Fruits pod, with large white seeds.
Fruits are cooked as vegetables (Chakma, Tripura, Marma).
Cultivated in Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.