Phaseolus aborigineus Burkart
Phaseolus compressus DC.
Phaseolus compressus var. carneus G. Martens
Phaseolus compressus var. cervinus G. Martens
Phaseolus compressus var. ferrugineus G. Martens
Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Growth Habit: Vine, Forb/herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Bakola.
Tribal Name: Bilati shumi (Chakma).
English Name: Kidney bean.
Highly polymorphic species; annual herb, erect and bushy or twining with stems with a taproot and nitrogenous nodules. Leaves alternate, green or purple, trifoliolate, stipulate, petiolate, a marked pulvinus at base; leaflets ovate, entire; acuminate. Flowers in lax, axillary few-flowered racemes, zygomorphic, variegated. Fruits a pod, green, yellow.
The seeds are cooked as curry. Roasted seeds are also edible(Chakma, Tripura).
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