Psophocarpus tetragonolobus

  • T. K. Lim


The genus Psophocarpus contains nine species, eight of which are wild and one, winged bean is only known in cultivation. The wild species have been collected only in Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene island, winged bean has an Asiatic distribution from Mauritius to New Guinea. New Guinea and southeast Asia especially Indonesia have many varieties and strains that point to them being the centre of diversity for winged bean.


Phytic Acid Erucic Acid Tuberous Root Trypsin Inhibition Activity Behenic Acid 
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  • T. K. Lim
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  1. 1.ChisholmAustralia

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