Hyacinth Bean

(redirected from Lablab purpureus)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Lablab purpureus: Dolichos lablab, hyacinth bean

Hyacinth Bean

 

(Dolichos lablab), an herbacious, generally twining plant of the family Leguminosae. The leaves are trifolio-late. The large, fragrant flowers are white, reddish, or purple; they are in axillary racemes. The fruit is a pod, with three or four globose, ovate, or flattened seeds. The hyacinth bean has been cultivated since ancient times for food and forage; it does not grow wild. It is cultivated primarily in the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and Africa. The unripe pods and the ripe seeds are used as food. Many cultural forms are known. The hyacinth bean is grown in Western Europe and the Caucasus as an ornamental.

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Como abono verde se utilizou o feijao Mangalo Lablab purpureus em duas condicdes (com ou sem incorporacao) e se consideraram duas datas de amostragem.
Como abono verde se utilizo el frijol dolichos Lablab purpureus en dos condiciones (cono sin incorporacion) y se consideraron dos fechas de muestreo.
Evaluation of nutritional value of silage corn and mixtured silage corn and Lablab purpureus.
2005, "Determining sources of diversity in cultivated and wild Lablab purpureus related to provenance of germplasm by using amplified fragment length polymorphism", Genet.
2007, "Genetic diversity within Lablab purpureus and the application of gene specific markers from a range of legume species", Plant Genetic Resour.
Las coberturas de las leguminosas Lablab purpureus y Neonotonia wightii lograron reducir, significativamente, en mas del 80%, las especies arvenses existentes en la plantacion de guayaba, especialmente, aquellas pertenecientes a la clase dicotiledonea.
Biochemical characterization of the Lablab purpureus (lablab beans) seed proteins has brought to light the quantitative and qualitative variations in the seed proteins of the three varieties of lablab beans studied.
Performance of West African Dwarf goats fed Panicum maximum and concentrate diets supplemented with Lablab purpureus, Leucaena leucocephala and Gliciridia sepium Foliage.
Crushed leaves of Lablab purpureus were applied around the throat as treatment for tonsillitis.
Fabaceae Banor-lathi 24 Lablab purpureus Fabaceae Shim -pata (L.