Vigna unguiculata – Cowpea, Black-eyed Pea

Other notes


  1. Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis – Yard-long Bean, Asparagus Bean
  2. Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata – Cowpea, Black-eyed Pea



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Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. – Cowpea, Black-eyed Pea. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/05/19.