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Bean, Moth

Mat, Dew gram

Leguminosae Phaseolus aconitifolius Jacq.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This bean is, a trailing plant, with stems up to 2 feet, covered with stiff hairs. Pods are small, about 2 inches long, nearly round and glabrous. Seeds are small. Moth bean is cultivated for food in South Asia and for forage, but is rarely grown in the U.S. Seeds are used as dry beans.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch