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Table 5 Distribution and extent of cultivated pigeonpea landraces across the ecological zones of Benin

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

Local names Seeds characteristics Distribution and extent FD
GZ SGZ SZ
Klouékoun wéwé nounkoun wiwi (Mahi and Fon sociolinguistic groups) Cream seed coat with black eye NA M−S−m NA 100
Klouékoun wéwé noukoun vôvô (Mahi and Fon sociolinguistic groups) Cream seed coat with red eye and intermediate size M+S+ M+S+ M+S+ 0
Klouékoun wéwé tété (Mahi sociolinguistic group) Cream seed coat M−S− m M−S+ NA 50
Wlétchivé kloui (Adja sociolinguistic group) Cream seed coat and highly mottled M−S− m M+S− NA 50
Klouékoun wlanwlan (Fon sociolinguistic group) Cream seed coat and mottled NA M+S− M−S+ 0
Colo kpikpa (Idaasha sociolinguistic group) Brown seed coat NA M−S− m NA 100
Klouékoun vôvô (Fon and Mahi sociolinguistic groups) Red seed coat M−S− m M−S− m M-S- m 100
Otili kpoukpa (Nago sociolinguistic group) Light seed coat red M−S− m M−S− m NA 100
Otini kpoukpa (Holly sociolinguistic group) Blackish seed coat NA M−S− m NA 100
Otili founfoun kékélé (Idaasha sociolinguistic group) Cream seed coat with red eye and small size M−S+ M−S+ M+S+ 0
Otili founfoun lakoun (Idaasha sociolinguistic group) Cream seed coat with red eye and high size M−S− m M−S− m NA 100
Carder ekloui (Adja sociolinguistic group) Cream seed coat and mottled with high size M-S- m NA NA 100
Ekloui djou (Adja sociolinguistic group) Black seed coat and mottled M−S− m NA M−S− m 100
Wotiri souan (Bariba sociolinguistic group) Red seed coat and mottled NA NA M−S− m 100
Wotiri wonka (Bariba sociolinguistic group) Purple seed coat and mottled NA NA M−S− m 100
  Total 9/15 11/15 7/15
  1. M+S+ many households on a large areas, M+S many households on a small areas, M−S+ few households on a large areas, M−S− few households on a small area, GZ Guinean Zone, SGZ Sudano-Guinean Zone, SZ Sudanian Zone, FD frequency of disappearance, m landrace threatened to disappear. FD = (z/Z)*100 where z = number of landraces threatened to disappear (cultivated by few households in a small areas) and Z total landrace identified in the ecological zone, NA not available