Ausgewählte Texte aus der Carakasaṃhitā

Anhang A: Pflanzenbeschreibungen

Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet

zusammengestellt von Alois Payer

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Carakasaṃhitā: Ausgewählte Texte aus der Carakasaṃhitā / übersetzt und erläutert von Alois Payer <1944 - >. -- Anhang A: Pflanzenbeschreibungen. -- Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet -- Fassung vom 2007-07-12. -- URL:            

Erstmals publiziert: 2006-07-12


Anlass: Lehrveranstaltung SS 2007

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"Lablab vulgaris (Savi.) N. O. Leguminosae.

Chota-sim, Hind. Bun-shim, Beng. Anapa-anoomooloo, Tel. Avarei, Mutcheh, Tam.

Description.—Twining; leaves pinnately trifoliolate; leaflets entire; racemes axillary, elongated; pedicels short; corolla papilionaceous; calyx bi-bracteolate, campanulate, tubular 4-cleft; legume broadly scimitar-shaped, gibbous below the apex, and ending abruptly in a straight or recurved cuspidate point; seeds longitudinally oval, of various colours; flowers red, purple, or white. Fl. Nov.—Feb.—W. & A. Prod. i. 250. Wight Icon. t. 57-203.—Roxb. Fl. Ind. iii. 305.-Dolichos lablab, Linn.------Peninsula. Bengal. Cultivated.

Economic Uses.—There are several varieties differing in the colour of their seeds and forms of their legumes, some of which are cultivated, and others are not. Of one variety which is cultivated on the Coromandel coast, Roxburgh states that it will yield in a good soil about forty-fold. The seeds bear a low price comparatively, and are much eaten by the poorer classes, particularly when rice is dear. They are not palatable, but are reckoned wholesome substantial food. Cattle are fed with the seeds, and greedily eat the straw. Another variety, which has white flowers, is cultivated in gardens and supported on poles, often forming arbours about the doors of native houses. The pods are eaten but not the seeds. The pulse or the best kind is imported from Madras to Ceylon.—(Roxb.) The different kinds are distinguished by the colours of their flowers, which vary from white to red and purple, and by the sue and shape of the pods, which exhibit every degree of curvature, one kind being designated as the Bagh-nak (tiger's claw), from its rounded form. The same diversity occurring in the seeds has given rise to the many specific varieties, or even species, which after all may well be reduced to the present form of Lablab.—W. Elliott."

[Quelle: Drury, Heber <1819 - 1872>: The useful plants of India : with notices of their chief value in commerce, medicine, and the arts. -- 2d ed. with additions and corrections. London : Allen, 1873. -- xvi, 512 p. ; 22 cm. -- s.v.]