EPPO Global Database

Vigna unguiculata(VIGSI)

Code created in: 2002-02-23

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: VIGSI
  • Preferred name: Vigna unguiculata
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Walpers


Probably native to tropical Africa, from which it spread under cultivation to tropical Asia. Now cultivated for its seeds or pods throughout the tropical and subtropical zone (including the Mediterranean, Western Asia, Mascarene islands, but to a lesser extent than in former centuries)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Dolichos unguiculatus Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
black-eyed pea English
black-eye pea English
common cowpea English
cowpea English
southern pea English
gemeine Augenbohne German
gemeine Kuhbohne German
gemeine Kuherbse German
Kundebohne German
banette French
cornille French
mongette French
niébé French
pois à vache commun French
caupi común Spanish
caupí común Spanish
chichero de vaca Spanish
frejol de vaca Spanish
frejol de vaca común Spanish
poroto del ojo Spanish
cornetti Italian
faggiolino piccolo Italian
fagiolino Italian
fagiolino dall'occhio Italian
fagiolino piccolo Italian
tegoline Italian
feijão-frade Portuguese
feijão-miudo Portuguese (BR)
feijoeiro-besugo Portuguese
feijoeiro-da-china Portuguese
feijoeiro-frade Portuguese
feijoeiro-macundi Portuguese
вигна китайская Russian
вигна початковая Russian
коровий горох Russian
börülce Turkish
karnıkara Turkish
папуда Bulgarian
папудавигна китайская Bulgarian
banyoli Catalan
fesolet Catalan
jiāng dòu Chinese
豇豆 Chinese
vigna  Croatian
동부 Korean
dong bu Korean