Vigna unguiculata

Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
SpeciesVigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.
Common NameAntaka, Asparagus Bean, Avokondrana, Barbati, Black Eye Pea, Boeme, Catjang, Caupi, Common Cowpea, Cow Pea, cowpea, Frijol De Vaca, Frijol De Vara, Kulthi, Li-me, Lozy, Mahalaindolo, Me-karal, Mil-me, Pois Inconnu, Pois Liane, Pois Manger Cochon, Voahimba, Voanemba, Voatsirokonangatra, Voeme, Wanduru-me, Wild Cow Pea, Yard Long Bean
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Compound;
Flower Color2: Purple; Fruit Color: Black ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


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Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Blount (TN), Montgomery (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0133414 Blount Tennessee
Vigna unguiculata
APSC0013968 Montgomery Tennessee
Vigna unguiculata
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