Amphicarpaea (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Amphicarpaea (Sturtevant, 1919)

Amphicarpaea edgeworthii Benth.

Leguminosae. WILD BEAN.

Himalayas. A wild, bean-like plant, the pods of which are gathered while green and used for food.

Amphicarpaea monoica Ell.


North America. A delicate vine growing in rich woodlands which bears two kinds of flowers, the lower ones subterranean and producing fruit. It is a native of eastern United States. Porcher says that in the South the subterranean pod is cultivated as a vegetable and is called hog peanut.