1. Native to the American tropics and subtropics.
  2. NewCROP (New Crops Resource Online Program) is an information-rich site related to crop plants. It is a project of the Purdue University Center for New Crops and Plant Products and is associated with the New Crop Diversification project and the Jefferson Institute.
  3. Flemingia is a woody, leguminous, deep-rooted shrub native to Asia but now found in Sub-Saharan Africa and Malaysia.
  4. Cowpea is a grain legume that originates in Africa. Attributes such as vine shape (climbing, prostrate, or semi-erect), seed color (shades of white, pink, brown, and black) and seed maturation time (60 to 240 days) vary with variety. Pods appear in V-shaped pairs
  5. Sunn Hemp has been cultivated in India since ancient times. This species is widely distributed throughout the tropics, being most numerous in eastern and southern Tropical Africa.
  6. Sword Bean is a perennial or annual, fast-growing, heavily producing, climbing vegetable. It is widely cultivated in the humid tropics of South and Southeast Asia but world-wide it remains a minor vegetable due to its toxicity when eaten uncooked.
  7. Butterfly pea most likely originated in tropical Asia, although its true origin probably is obscured by its extensive cultivation and naturalization around the globe.
  8. Sunn Hemp originated in tropical Africa.
  9. Fish Bean is native to West Africa, but is now found in India, Asia, and other tropical regions.
  10. Beach Bean is a leguminous, drought and salt tolerant vine adapted to growing under very dry and hot conditions. History says that it was an important food crop for Captain James Cook and his crew on their voyage around the world from 1768-1771. Vines are widely distributed on beaches and dunes...