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Table 4 Meaning of pigeonpea vernacular names across study area

From: On-farm management and participatory evaluation of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan [L.] Millspaugh) diversity across the agro-ecological zones of the Republic of Benin

Criteria of denomination % of vernacular names Vernacular names Meaning of the vernacular name
Morphological aspect (seed coat color and size, eyes color) 71 Colo founfoun, Ekloui koudji, Ekloui ri, Hounkoun wéwé, Klouékoun wéwé, Klouékoun wéwé tété
Otili founfoun, Otini founfoun, Wotiri gbika, Wotiri goukorou
Ekloui djou, Otini dudu
Cream pigeonpea
Colo kpikpa, Hounkoun vôvô, Klouékoun vôvô, Otili kpoukpa, Otini kpoukpa, Wotiri souan Red pigeonpea
Egblèjin, Ekloui wlanwlan, Klouékoun wlanwlan, Otini tchofiti, Wotiri wonka Mottled pigeonpea
Klouékoun wéwé noukoun vôvô, Cream pigeonpea with red eyes
Klouékoun wéwé noukoun wiwi Cream pigeonpea with black eyes
Otili founfoun lakoun, High sized cream pigeonpea
Otili founfoun kékélé Small sized cream pigeonpea
Ekloui wliwlito Small sized pigeonpea
Seed origin 8.4 Adja klouékoun, Adja kloui Pigeonpea from Adja
CA monlikoun Pigeonpea introduced by CA
Carder kloui, Carder kloui Pigeonpea introduced by Carder
Djidja kloui Pigeonpea from Djidja
Yovo kloui Pigeonpea introduced by the Europeans
Vegetative cycle 10.3 Bogan Long vegetative cycle pigeonpea
Kpèdovinon ovo, Kpèkloué Short vegetative cycle pigeonpea
Nontchiovi ekloui, Nontchiovi kloui Orphan pigeonpea
Wlétchivé kloui Pigeonpea producing twice a year
Plant type 3.7 Gbomandoui, Ladja kloui Tall pigeonpea
Wotiri Pod-producing erected tree
Belonging to Cowpea 6.5 Itoun, Tissi tounan, Blacia Referring to cowpea