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- Winged bean
Khan, Tanveer N. Division of Plant Industry, Western Australian Department of Agriculture, South Perth, Australia.
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A plant, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, also known as four-cornered bean, asparagus pea, goa bean, and manila bean, in the family Fabaceae (Leguminosae) of the order Fabales. The winged bean plant (see illustration) is a climbing perennial that is usually grown as an annual. It has been suggested that the plant originated in East Africa or Southeast Asia, but there is more evidence to support an African origin. However, Southeast Asia and the highlands of Papua New Guinea represent two foci of its domestication. See also: Fabales; Legume
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