Vicia faba L. (Syn: Faba bona Medik.; Faba equina Medik.; Faba faba (L.) House; Faba major Desf.; Faba minor Roxb.; Faba sativa Bernh.; Faba vulgaris Moench; Orobus faba Brot.; Vicia esculenta Salisb.; Vicia vulgaris Gray);
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request for flower id:
please help me to identify this plant
Height-about 1.5 feet
This is Vicia faba L. or broad bean.
Vicia faba from PUSA Campus, Delhi-GSNOV05/05 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Vicia faba, photographed from PUSA campus, New Delhi
is it a regularly grown species or is PUSA Delhi campus doing research? would have loved to have seen the pods and the beans from it. its a functional food. helps some. must be cautiously eaten. kills some and endangers many.
Since biblical times Favism is a dreaded disorder Phytjagorean vegetarianism occluded it from diet Jewish doctrine forbids it esp in holiday feasts.
Its still a functional food, containing Levodopa, useful for Parkinson’s patients. is that why its being studied in india now?
Vicia faba L. (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 29 January 2013
Altitude: 4500 ft.
Nepali Name : बकुला Bakulaa
Vicia faba var. major AT/May 2019/01 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 1 mb.
Broad Bean, Fava Bean or Faba Bean
did you open these to take pictures of the seeds? Yes, Jewish food llaws (Kosher) prohibit it, just for that reason
Not this time, … Although, I have done it earlier many times before cooking. Yesterday, clicked it in Sabji Mandi just for the purpose of compiling Indian names for this plant. I do not like it’s taste, so did not purchase.
Broad bean is mostly written as Vicia faba only. I was going through some paper where var. major and var. minor was mentioned on the basis of seed shape and size.
It was my mistake not to check at The Plant List or PoWO for the correctness.
It may be considered only as Vicia faba cultivar.
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I think looks different from images at Cyamopsis tetragonoloba
Lower leaves should help. Flowers look like Vicia faba.