|Winged bean flowers, leaves, and seeds|
The winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus), also known as the Goa bean, Four-angled bean, Four-cornered bean, Manila bean, Princess bean, Cigarrillas, and Dragon bean, is a tropical
It grows abundantly in the hot, humid
The winged bean species belongs to the genus
The winged bean plant grows as a vine with climbing stems and
The appearance of the winged bean varies abundantly. The shape of its leaves ranges from ovate to deltoid, ovate-lanceolate, lanceolate, and long lanceolate. The green tone of the leaves also varies. The stem, most commonly, is green, but sometimes boasts purple.
The pods are usually rectangular in cross-section, but sometimes appear flat. Pods may be coloured cream, green, pink, or purple. Pods may be smooth are appear smooth or rough, depending on the