Botor tetragonolobus (L.) Kuntze
Dolichos tetragonolobus L.
Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Growth Habit: Vine
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Kamranga Shim.
Tribal Name: Koreng a shumi (Chakma), Sangra (Marma).
English Name: Asparagus-pea, Winged bean.
An annual high-climbing, twining vine with trifoliate leaves. Leaves ovate. The leaflets are more or less triangular, tapering to an acute point. Flower are larger than green bean flowers. The pods are very distinctive. They have four leafy wings with frilly edges running lengthwise on the pods.
The fruit is eaten as vegetables like common bean (Chakma, Tripura, Bawm).
Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC.
Cultivated scatteredly in Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Moulavi Bazar, Sylhet and Cox's Bazar.
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