International Year of Pulses 2016

A well named year-bean!

Folk taxonomy by Amerindians in southern Mexico and Guatemala have long made a distinction between the common bean (= P. vulgaris), the scarlet runner (= P. coccineus) and another biological entity (= P. dumosus). Because of several morphological traits in germination, inflorescence and flowers, some authors suspected this last entity to be the result of a natural cross between the former taxa...Read more


Here is a seed of solutions, if you are looking for a particular plant material in the collections we are responsible for, you can introduce a germplasm request. You will find information about names or traits of specific accessions of beans, cassava and tropical forages. Research results about the target of our conservation efforts and conservation technologies are also available. Please feel free to contact us through this web site for the germplasm or the information that you need.

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