Vigna minima (Roxb.) Ohwi & Ohashi SEED
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According to Tateishi (1984), V.minima is very variable species.
The leaflets vary from linear to triangular-ovate or ovate. In extreme
cases as described under Phaseolus heterohyllus, linear and ovate
leaflets appear in the same individual.
- Taiwan, China, Indo-China, Malaysia, the Philippines and
New Guinea (Tateishi,
- V.minima has golden yellow flowers. Seed testa is smooth with
dark gray color. Seeds are oblong, hilum is linear and rim-aril is
thick. Mature pods are glabrous. Pods 5-8.5 cm long, 9-12 seeded.
Narrowly ovate stipules are small, 3-5 mm long, less than 4 mm wide.
Bracteoles are triangular-ovate. Germination is hypogeal.
- <As genetic resources>
- The levels of resistance to insects and diseases have not been
studied. Further research and collection efforts are necessary.
- Tateishi,Y. 1984. Contributions to the Genus Vigna
in Taiwan I. Sci. Rep. Tohoku Univ. 4th ser. (Biology) 38: 335-350.