Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Dolichos lablab Linn.

Family: Fabaceae Genus: Dolichos Species: Dolichos lablab Linn.






Synonym Lablab purpureus, Dolichos purpureus Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Lablab Beanonga bean, papaya bean, poor man bean Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Hyacinth Bean, Dolichos Bean, Seim Bean, Lablab Bean, Egyptian Kidney Bean, Indian Bean, Chicharo And Australian Pea Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Hawai uri Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 2400 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Climber Fruit Details The fruit is a legume pod variable in shape, size and color usually several centimeters long and bright purple to pale green
Habitat Occurs in grassland, bushland and gallery forest also widely cultivated Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native to India or South-East Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Mainland China, Papua New Guinea, Egypt, Sudan, East and West Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America Bark Details Smooth perennial or annual vine with whitish or pinkish
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species It is a twining vine with leaflets in threes and showy bright purple flowers and pods Leaf Details The leaves are made up of three pointed leaflets each up to 15 cm long

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found