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Phaseolus lunatus (French Bean; Butter Bean; Lima Bean; Kidney Bean; Green Bean; sieva bean; Haba; Frijolillo; Pois du Cap; Haricot; Runner Bean; Tapirama; String Bean; Sieva Beans; Rangoon Bean; Potu-bonchi; Pois Souche; Pois Doux; Pois De Sept Ans; Pois d'Archery; Pois d'Achery; Pois Amer; Pois Adam; Pois; Pira De Ano; Lima Beans; Haricot de Sieva; Haricot Commun; Haricot Beans; Haricot Bean; Habichuela; Guaracara; Gros Pois; Garden Bean; Frijol De Raton; Frijol De Monte; Frijol De Media Luna; Frijol De Lima; Frijol; Frash Bean; Dwarf Bean; Common Haricot; Common Bean; Civet Bean; Carolina Bean; Caraota De Ano; Butter Beans; Broad Bean; Bonchi-kai; Bonchi)

Language: French; Hindi; Sinhala

Wikipedia Abstract

Phaseolus lunatus is a legume. It is grown for its seed, which is eaten as a vegetable. It is commonly known as the lima bean or butter bean.
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Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Hazards [1]  The raw mature seed is poisonous. The toxic principle is hydrocyanic acid and this is destroyed by thoroughly cooking the seed;
Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Pollinators [1]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Structure [1]  Vine
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Guanacaste National Park II 85819 Costa Rica  
Mburucuyá National Park II   Corrientes, Argentina  
Rincón de la Vieja National Park II 35068 Costa Rica  


Acanthoscelides obtectus (bean weevil)[2]
Callosobruchus analis <Unverified Name>[2]
Callosobruchus maculatus (bruchid beetle)[2]
Coccus longulus (long brown scale)[3]
Planococcus minor (Pacific mealybug)[3]
Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (banana mealybug)[3]
Pseudococcus landoi (Lando mealybug)[3]
Zabrotes subfasciatus[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


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Species recognized by , , ILDIS World Database of Legumes in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License 2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants 3Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway Ministry of Agriculture and Food - February 2013