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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 namesVernacular namesMeaning of the vernacular name
Morphological aspect (seed coat color and size, eyes color)71Colo 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 souanRed pigeonpea
Egblèjin, Ekloui wlanwlan, Klouékoun wlanwlan, Otini tchofiti, Wotiri wonkaMottled pigeonpea
Klouékoun wéwé noukoun vôvô,Cream pigeonpea with red eyes
Klouékoun wéwé noukoun wiwiCream pigeonpea with black eyes
Otili founfoun lakoun,High sized cream pigeonpea
Otili founfoun kékéléSmall sized cream pigeonpea
Ekloui wliwlitoSmall sized pigeonpea
Seed origin8.4Adja klouékoun, Adja klouiPigeonpea from Adja
CA monlikounPigeonpea introduced by CA
Carder kloui, Carder klouiPigeonpea introduced by Carder
Djidja klouiPigeonpea from Djidja
Yovo klouiPigeonpea introduced by the Europeans
Vegetative cycle10.3BoganLong vegetative cycle pigeonpea
Kpèdovinon ovo, KpèklouéShort vegetative cycle pigeonpea
Nontchiovi ekloui, Nontchiovi klouiOrphan pigeonpea
Wlétchivé klouiPigeonpea producing twice a year
Plant type3.7Gbomandoui, Ladja klouiTall pigeonpea
WotiriPod-producing erected tree
Belonging to Cowpea6.5Itoun, Tissi tounan, BlaciaReferring to cowpea