Cajanus

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Cajanus
pigeon pea (C. cajan)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Genus: Cajanus
Adans.
Species

see text

Synonyms

Atylosia Wight & Arn.[1][2]
Cantharospermum Wight & Arn.[2]
Endomallus Gagnep.[2]
Peekelia Harms[2]

The genus Cajanus is a member of the plant family Fabaceae. There are 37 species, mainly distributed across Africa, Asia and Australasia.

Species include the pigeon pea (C. cajan).

Cajanus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Endoclita malabaricus.

Species include:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maesen, L. J. G. van der. 1986. "Cajanus and Atylosia W. & A. (Leguminosae)". Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 85–4:43.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Genus Nomenclature in GRIN". Retrieved 2010-08-06. 

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