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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 grown for its edible seeds.It is commonly known as the butter bean or lima bean.
View Wikipedia Record: Phaseolus lunatus



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  
Mburucuy√° National Park II   Corrientes, Argentina  
Rinc√≥n de la Vieja National Park II 35068 Costa Rica  


Acanthoscelides obtectus (bean weevil)[2]
Astraptes anaphus (Yellow-tipped Flasher)[3]
Callosobruchus analis <Unverified Name>[2]
Callosobruchus maculatus (bruchid beetle)[2]
Calypte anna (Anna's Hummingbird)[3]
Coccus longulus (long brown scale)[4]
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[3]
Lampides boeticus (bean butterfly)[3]
Planococcus minor (Pacific mealybug)[4]
Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (banana mealybug)[4]
Pseudococcus landoi (Lando mealybug)[4]
Spodoptera eridania (southern armyworm)[3]
Strymon melinus (cotton square borer)[3]
Urbanus proteus (bean leafroller)[3]
Zabrotes subfasciatus[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


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Attributes / relations provided by 1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License 2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants 3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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