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General description and special characteristics – A widely cultivated pulse crop in Myanmar, this annual is better adapted to the poor soils of the lowland humid tropics and gives better yields than common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris). Varieties can be climbing (2-4 m or 6.6 ft) length or bush (heights up to 0.9 m or 3 ft) types. Pods range in length between 5-12 cm (2-5 in). Among limas, both short-lived and long-lived perennials are grown.

Variety – Burma Red: Climbing lima bean with indeterminate production. Produces medium-sized red beans.