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A Guide to Some Edible Legumes of Indonesia

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This paper is a pictorial guide along with brief prose descriptions of thirty-six varieties of edible legumes that you may encounter in the Indonesian context. Whilst in the field of agricultural economics it is common to distinguish between legumes used as vegetables (young pods, fresh seeds, and sprouts) versus grain legumes or ‘pulses’ (marketed as edible dried seeds), this guide covers both together. A final section highlights a few inedible yet well-known or easily recognizable legume species.
Sulang Language Data and Working Papers: Topics in Lexicography
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Sulawesi Language Alliance
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Mead, David
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1 Bushes and vines; adzuki bean; Bambara groundnut; chickpea; cowpea; fava bean; green bean; jack bean; jicama; kidney bean; kudzu; lablab; lentil; lima bean; moth bean; mung bean; pea; peanut; pigeon pea; rice bean; runner bean; snap pea; snow pea; soybean; sword bean; velvet bean; winged bean; yard-long bean; 2 Trees; agati; bitter bean; dogfruit; drumstick tree; Manila tamarind; nam-nam; Tahitian chestnut; tamarind; white leadtree; 3 Some inedible legumes; beach bean; blue pea; Borneo teak; calliandra; candle bush; coral tree; flamboyant; jequirity; Indian beech; lebbeck; Malay padauk; nicker; phasey bean; poinciana; quickstick tree; saman tree; sappanwood; sea bean; sensitive plant; wild gram; wild hops; References;
Version History: 
Version 2 [30 April 2017] Added section on kudzu. Version 1 [12 April 2017] Drafted March 2017.
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