Vigna minima (PROSEA)

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Vigna minima (Roxb.) Ohwi & Ohashi


  • Phaseolus minimus Roxb.,
  • Azukia minima (Roxb.) Ohwi


Philippines, China, Japan, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan.


(Dry?) seeds edible.


Annual herb, 1 2 m long, twining, in thickets and among coarse grasses. Three formae have been described, here f. minima.

Selected sources

  • Maréchal, R. et al., 1978. Boissiera 28: 216 217.
  • Merrill, E.D., 1912. A flora of Manila. Manila Bureau of Printing. p. 261.
  • Ohashi, H., 1977. In: Flora of Taiwan. Epoch Publishing Co., Taipei, Taiwan. Vol. 3: 413 415.