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Pigeon Pea, Gandules

Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.

Congo pea, No-eye pea, Red gram, Arhur, Grandul, Dhal, Toor, Grinds pea, Puerto Rico pea, Urhur

Leguminosae, Fabaceae

Source: Magness et al. 1971

These pea-like legumes are erect, short-lived perennial plants 3 to 10 feet high. much propagated as annuals in the tropics for the edible seeds and pods. They are important food plants in the West Indies, but are not grown commercially in continental U. S. In exposure of edible parts they are comparable to garden peas.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch