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Sphenostylis stenocarpa


Plant ID: 10000
 Introduction  2001-10-26 
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Authority(Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Harms
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FamilyMagnoliophyta : Magnoliopsida : Fabales : Fabaceae (see lineages)
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SynonymsDolichos stenocarpus Hochst. ex A. Rich., Sphenostylis ornata A. Chev., Vigna ornata Welw. ex Bak.(full list)
Common namesAfrican yam bean, Afrikanische yambohne, girigiri, tuber bean (full list)
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CategoriesCrop plant
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African yam bean is a perennial bush often grown as an annua, usually it has a climbing habit reaching 1-3 m in length. The seed and tuber is edible, the seed has medicinal properties and the plant is an attractive ornamental.