EPPO Global Database

Lablab purpureus(DOLLA)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: DOLLA
  • Preferred name: Lablab purpureus
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Sweet


Africa south of Sudan, Madagascar, Indian peninsula. Cultivated for its edible pods and seeds (toxic unless cooked), and as a forage crop. Widely grown throughout the tropics. Introduced in eastern Europe, Western Asia, Himalayas, China (including Taiwan), Indochina, Malesia, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America, New Guinea, Australia

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Dolichos lablab Linnaeus
Dolichos nervosus Schumacher & Thonning
Dolichos purpureus Linnaeus
Lablab niger Medikus
Lablab vulgaris Savi

Common names
Name Language
Australian pea English
bataw English
bonavist bean English
bonavist pea English
dolichos bean English
Egyptian kidney bean English
hyacinth bean English
Indian bean English
lablab bean English
seim bean English
tonga bean English (AU)
Faselbohne German
Helmbohne German
Schlangenbohne German
dolic lablab French
dolique lablab French
pois bourcouscou French
alverjón Spanish (ES)
chicharo Spanish
dolico lablab Spanish
frijol bocón chileno Spanish (BO)
frijol jacinto Spanish (CO)
frijol vaballero Spanish
gallinita Spanish (HN)
habichuela trepadora Spanish
dolico lablab Italian
fagiolo indiano Italian
cumandiata Portuguese (BR)
labe-labe Portuguese (BR)
долихос лаблаб Russian
лаблаб обыкновенный Russian
лаблаб пурпурный Russian
biǎn dòu Chinese
扁豆 Chinese