Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth, Helios 11:133. 1893 “Cajan cajan” (C. F. Millspaugh, Publ. Field Columb. Mus., Bot. Ser. 2(1):53. 1900) (Syn: (=) Cajanus bicolor DC. ; (≡) Cajanus flavus DC.; (≡) Cajanus indicus Spreng.; (≡) Cytisus cajan L. (basionym));

Images by Gurcharan Singh & Karuna Kanta Das (Placed here by J.M.Garg)

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kaj-AY-nus — Latinized form of the Malay vernacular name for the pigeon peaDave’s Botanary
KAJ-an — from the Malay vernacular name for the pigeon peaDave’s Botanary

commonly known as: Congo pea, no eye pea, pigeon pea, red gramAssamese: অৰহৰ arahar, মিৰি মাহ mirai-mahaBengali: অড়হর araharGujarati: તુવેર tuverHindi: अरहर arhar, तुवर tuvarKannada: ತೊಗರಿ ಬೆಳೆ togari bele, ತೊಗರಿ ಕಾಳು togari kaluKonkani: तोरी toriMalayalam: ആഢകി adhaki, തുവര tuvaraManipuri: মাইৰোংবী mairongbiMarathi: तूर turNepali: रहर raharOriya: ହର୍ ହର୍ har-har, କାକ୍ଷୀ kakshi, ତୁବର tubaraPersian: شاخول shakhulPunjabi: ਦਿੰਗੇਰ dingerSanskrit: आढकी adhaki, काक्षी kakshi, तुवरी tuvariTamil: ஆடகி adhaki, இருப்புலி iruppuli, காய்ச்சி kaycci, துவரை tuvaraiTelugu: ఆఢకి adhaki, కంది kandi, తొగరి togari, తువరము tuvaramuTibetan: tu ba riUrdu: ارهر arhar, توأر tuar 

and more names in Sanskrit: भारवृक्ष bharavrksha, कपिलद्रुम kapiladruma, करवीरभुजा karavirabhuja, पीतपुष्पा pitapushpa, वर्णा varna, वृत्तबीजा vrttabija

 
shrub reaching 3 m; leaves pinnately trifoliate with elliptic to lanceolate up to 8 cm long leaflets, pubescent above, pilose beneath; Flowers yellow with reddish-brown lines, in terminal panicles on up to 7 cm long peduncles; pod up to 10 cm long, pubescent.
 

 



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Cajanus cajan from tirupati: common leguminous crop in the Tirupati area 


– the leaves of this plant is used to cure jaundice


– It is a common DAAL (Pulse) all over India called as arhar ki Daal


 

 

Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Cajanus cajan from Delhi:   Cajanus cajan (Linn.) Millsp. in Publ.Field Mus.Nat.Hist.Bot. Ser. 2:53. 1900.

Syn: Cajanus indicus Spreng.; Cytisus cajan Linn.
Common names: Congo-pea, pigeon-pea, red gram, yellow dhal
Hindi: Arhar
Shrub reaching 3 m; leaves pinnately trifoliate with elliptic to lanceolate up to 8 cm long leaflets, pubescent above, pilose beneath; Flowers yellow with reddish-brown lines, in terminal panicles on up to 7 cm long peduncles; pod up to 10 cm long, pubescent.
Photographed from Botanical Garden, Khalsa College, Delhi


Innovative herb grower of my state … is growing Cajanus on Safed Musli beds (after maturity). Maximum utilization of space.
Second picture is of rare Cajanus seeds collected from the Niyamgiri Hills. It is still under cultivation through traditional farming methods.


Nice Catch Sir Here are Mine


Thanks for showing the plant the seeds of which are used in our daily food. तूर डाळ
The yellow flowers Strap shaped pod with black patches nicely depicted.
Thanks … for your valuable information.


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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week : Shrubs/Herbs : Cajanus cajan: Cajanus cajan
“Tur” तूर
Some variety. Pune
Found growing in an open plot …?escape


Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Cajanus cajan: Cajanus cajan from Tirupati (AP)


The full yellow flowered one I have a different one.


 

 

Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week- Is this pigeon pea ?:  Found this shrub in Pune, at roadside (probably a planted one), on 21 st Oct 11.
Plz Id.

Yes, it is Cajanus cajan.


Yes Arhar ki Dal… C cajan


Cajanus cajana. Thogari in Kannada. Seeds (toor dal) are the most important ingredient for sambar preparation in South india. 


 

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Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth from Hooghly: I think this is Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth as in – efi thread. Though it is the ARHAR DAL in Bengali, i do not know why some people plant one or two saplings in their compound.

Species : Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth
H & H : slender shrub with trifoliolate leaves
Date : 19/11/12, 1.31 p.m.
Place : Hooghly

 

 

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Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth from Guwahati.:  Attched images are Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth.
Date :01.12.2012
Location: Guwahati-11 [Dist- Kamrup(Metro)]
Family : Fabaceae
Genus & species : Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth
Habitat: Grows on garden
Habit :Shrub
Flower : Large, Yellow in colour
Vern. name : Arahar/Rahar-mah


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Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp. from fields near Maihar MP:  Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp. from fields near Maihar MP


 

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Hooghly Today : Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth: This is ARHAR in Bengali = Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.?].


It is not an agri-production in our area, instead many people grow them in their garden or front-yard, two or three plants only, must be for some Ayurvedic use.


yes. locals use leaf juice for liver ds and they swear by it.
its wild arhar ITS CLAIMED.


Thank you …, this plant shows varied flower colour in different individual, i have pictures of three types.


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Request Tree ID 154 – Bangalore – RA – Is it Common Laburnum- Laburnum anagyroides : Attachments (9).
4 posts by 3 authors.

Is it Common Laburnum- Laburnum anagyroides?


It is the pigeon pea plant, Cajanus cajan.


pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan)


 

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FJ 2 31102013 : Attachments (2). 4 posts by 3 authors.

Please ID this plant with yellow flowers and small pods (Fabaceae) found in the botanical garden in Suva, Fuji. Photo was taken in September 2013.


Any Cajanus sp


Seems Cajanus to me too.

Cajanus cajan? Arhar?


Yes … Looks like Cajanus cajan indeed


 

 

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Names of Plants in India :: Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth : 5 posts by 3 authors. 1 image.
via Species‎ > ‎C‎ > ‎ Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth … family: Fabaceae 

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
kaj-AY-nus — Latinized form of the Malay vernacular name for the pigeon peaDave’s Botanary
KAJ-an — from the Malay vernacular name for the pigeon peaDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: Congo pea, no eye pea, pigeon pea, red gramAssamese: অৰহৰ arahar, মিৰি মাহ mirai-mahaBengali: অড়হর araharGujarati: તુવેર tuverHindi: अरहर arhar, तुवर tuvarKannada: ತೊಗರಿ ಬೆಳೆ togari bele, ತೊಗರಿ ಕಾಳು togari kaluKonkani: तोरी toriMalayalam: ആഢകി adhaki, തുവര tuvaraManipuri: মাইৰোংবী mairongbiMarathi: तूर turNepali: रहर raharOriya: ହର୍ ହର୍ har-har, କାକ୍ଷୀ kakshi, ତୁବର tubaraPersian: شاخول shakhulPunjabi: ਦਿੰਗੇਰ dingerSanskrit: आढकी adhaki, काक्षी kakshi, तुवरी tuvariTamil: ஆடகி adhaki, இருப்புலி iruppuli, காய்ச்சி kaycci, துவரை tuvaraiTelugu: ఆఢకి adhaki, కంది kandi, తొగరి togari, తువరము tuvaramuTibetan: tu ba riUrdu: ارهر arhar, توأر tuar 
and more names in Sanskrit: भारवृक्ष bharavrksha, कपिलद्रुम kapiladruma, करवीरभुजा karavirabhuja, पीतपुष्पा pitapushpa, वर्णा varna, वृत्तबीजा vrttabija
botanical names: Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth … synonyms: Cajanus bicolor DC. • Cajanus flavus DC. • Cajanus indicus Spreng. • Cytisus cajan L. (basionym) … NPGS / GRIN  

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Photographed at Bhile near Chiplun on 05 MAR 11

Thanks for detailed list of names … believe me, I was not aware of the Punjabi name provided.. perhaps this is out now.. we call this Arhar in Punjab too.. 


Thank you very very much … for validating the Punjabi name. 
I will be glad to get arhar OR harhar in Gurmukhi script.
I use The Panjabi dictionary by Bhai Maya Singh … most of the online dictionaries have archaic words, the modern and colloquial names are yet to gain entries.


 

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ANOCT25 Please identify this Fabaceae herb : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (10).
Bangalore outskirts
6th October 2014

The plant was growing outside a house, most likely is cultivated. Older stem parts have ridges and furrows.


This is pigeon pea, Cajanus cajan.


this is wild arhar

in bengal, ethnomedicine claims its leaf juice is an elixir in liver disorders esp. hepatitis leading to jaundice.  folks tend to look after a spontaneously sprouting gachh with care.


Thank you ma’am, yes, this plant was growing in the same stone pot as tulsi gida (Ocimum sanctum) but nobody had pulled it out.


 

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SYMBIOSIS : 703 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1). 

Attaching an image of a Bumble Bee on the flowers of Cajanus cajan (ARHAR).


 

 

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SYMBIOSIS : 752 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching an image of a Forget Me Not butterfly on flowers of Cajanus cajan (ARHAR).


wild arhar imp. hepatic supporter herb


 
Cajanus cajan (Linn.) Millsp. in Publ.Field Mus.Nat.Hist.Bot. Ser. 2:53. 1900.

Syn: Cajanus indicus Spreng.; Cytisus cajan Linn.
Common names: Congo-peapigeon-peared gramyellow dhal
Hindi: Arhar
shrub reaching 3 m; leaves pinnately trifoliate with elliptic to lanceolate up to 8 cm long leaflets, pubescent above, pilose beneath; Flowers yellow with reddish-brown lines, in terminal panicles on up to 7 cm long peduncles; pod up to 10 cm long, pubescent.
Photographed from Botanical Garden, Khalsa College, Delhi


 
Attached images are Cajanus cajan (L.) Hutch from Assam. 


 

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Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
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at Bhile, Chiplun on March 5, 2011 


very nice. arhar in bangla. leaf juice is prescribed  for liver disorders esp hepatitis

I think you already had this name in your vernacular lists when you were working on it


Thanks … Yes, you remember it right; it is listed in my post during last year.


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Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Cajanus cajan :: Panipat :: NS OCT 13/13 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)

A cultivated species, though not on a considerable scale in our area…
Cajanus cajan


 

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This is a photograph of one of the most common Indian pulses, i.e. toovar / toor. 
Common names: toovar/toor, arhar, red gram, Pigeon pea.  
Bot  name: Cajanus cajan (Cajanus indicus). 
family: Fabaceae


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TSPNOV2015-45:Images of Cajanus cajan (Fabaceae) : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
It is my pleasure to share few images of Cajanus cajan (Fabaceae) 
Habit: Shrub
Habitat: Cultivated..
Sighting: Tumkur, Karnataka, about 800 msl. 
Date: 13-01-2014, 10-11-2014 and 24-10-2015 


in gujarati i think this Tuver

green pads themselves nad the green peas that can abe shelled out is a winter delicacy in Gujarat
a key ingredient in a mixed spicey vegetable dish called esp. Undhiyu. yummy

I see in your pictures that is cultivated in Karnataka. is it locally sold as green pods? we don’t get it in west Bengal

This is Tuwar isn’t it?


yes … i have heard different people pronounce them differently same thing different pronunciation/ different spelling i guess


 

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Piptanthus nepalensis (Hook.)D.Don (accepted name) ??? :

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Location: Irkhu, Chautara , Nepal
Altitude:  5500 ft.

Date: 13 December 2016


Piptanthus nepalensis (Hook.)D.Don (accepted name)  ???

Nepali Names: सुगा फूल Sugaa Phool / सिकसीके Sikasike 

Not Piptanthus nepalensis. It is Cajanus cajan to me.
Please see P.nepalensis in efi.


Yes it is ! Thank you …


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