Hell Fire Bean

Leguminosae or Fabaceae s. l. (legume, pea, or bean family) » Mucuna pruriens

 

myoo-KOO-nuh -- from the Brazilian name for these vines

pruriens -- from Latin prurient, pruriens, present participle of prurire to itch

 

commonly known as: bengal bean, buffalo bean, cowach, cowage, cow itch, cowhage, hell fire bean, itchweed, itchy bean, Mauritius bean, nescafe, purple jade vine, sea bean, velvet bean, wild itchy bean • Bengali: আলকুশি alakusi • Hindi: जाङ्गली jangali, जड़ा jara, कवांच kavanch. केवांच kevanch, किवांच kivanch, konch • Kannada: ನಸುಗುನ್ನಿ nasugunni • Malayalam: നായ്ക്കുരണ naikkuran • Marathi: कवचकुइरी kavachkuiri, कवचकुइली kavachkuili, कवसकुइरी kavaskuiri, कवसकुइली kavaskuili, खाजरीकुइरी khazrikuiri, खाजरीकुइली khazrikuili • Sanskrit: आत्मगुप्ता atmagupta, कपिकच्छ् kapikachu • Tamil: பூனைக்காலி punaikkali • Telugu: దూలగొండి dulagondi, కండూష్పల kanduspala, కపికచ్ఛూః kapikacchuh, pilliadugu • Urdu: جانگلي jangali, جڙا jara

 

Native to: Africa, India

 

 

References: Flowers of IndiaTopTropicalsDave's GardenM.M.P.N.D.

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Taken on October 18, 2009