Vigna radiata subsp. sublobata

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(Mung bean, Green gram)




Vigna radiata subsp. sublobata

Common name(s)

Mung bean, Green gram

Flower colour; life form

Yellow; vine




This native is a weak perennial with trailing or twining stems which are covered in dense brownish hairs. Leaves have 3 leaflets which usually have distinct basal lobes; size varies to 16 x 12 cm, usually less, may be sparsely hairy. Flowers in 2-25-flowered racemes, standard greenish-yellow about 1.2 x 1.7 cm; pod terete to 9 cm long, 6 mm wide, covered with dark hairs; seeds 8-15 per pod. The subspecies radiata is widely cultivated and there are numerous cultivars.

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