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Perennial prostrate or climbing herb, 1 to 3 m. Stems often reddish. Leaves trifoliolate; leaflets ovate to ovate-lanceolate. The form with very narrow leaflets (see image 1) has been named S. congensis. Flowers bright pink. Pods up to 16 cm, glabrous.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Sphenostylis stenocarpa (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Harms Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132430
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Worldwide distribution

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Widespread in tropical Africa from Guinea and Ethiopia south to Zimbabwe and Mozambique
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Sphenostylis stenocarpa

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Sphenostylis stenocarpa or the African yam bean is a species of plant in the Fabaceae which is native to Africa.[1][2] It is an important source of food in many parts of Africa.[3][4][5]

References

  1. ^ Feedipedia
  2. ^ Useful Tropical Plants
  3. ^ Klu, GYP; Amoatey, HM; Bansa, D; Kumaga, FK (2001). "Cultivation and use of African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa) in the Volta Region of Ghana". The Journal of Food Technology in Africa. 6 (3): 74–77. doi:10.4314/jfta.v6i3.19292.
  4. ^ Oshodi, AA; Ipinmoroti, KO; Adeyeye, EI; Hall, GM (1995). "Amino and fatty acids composition of African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa) flour". Food Chemistry. 53 (1): 1–6. doi:10.1016/0308-8146(95)95778-5.
  5. ^ Azeke, M; et al. (2005). "Nutritional value of African yambean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa L): improvement by lactic acid fermentation". Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 85 (6): 963–970. doi:10.1002/jsfa.2052.

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Sphenostylis stenocarpa: Brief Summary

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Sphenostylis stenocarpa or the African yam bean is a species of plant in the Fabaceae which is native to Africa. It is an important source of food in many parts of Africa.

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