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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 namesSeeds characteristicsDistribution and extentFD
GZSGZSZ
Klouékoun wéwé nounkoun wiwi (Mahi and Fon sociolinguistic groups)Cream seed coat with black eyeNAM−S−mNA100
Klouékoun wéwé noukoun vôvô (Mahi and Fon sociolinguistic groups)Cream seed coat with red eye and intermediate sizeM+S+M+S+M+S+0
Klouékoun wéwé tété (Mahi sociolinguistic group)Cream seed coatM−S− mM−S+NA50
Wlétchivé kloui (Adja sociolinguistic group)Cream seed coat and highly mottledM−S− mM+S−NA50
Klouékoun wlanwlan (Fon sociolinguistic group)Cream seed coat and mottledNAM+S−M−S+0
Colo kpikpa (Idaasha sociolinguistic group)Brown seed coatNAM−S− mNA100
Klouékoun vôvô (Fon and Mahi sociolinguistic groups)Red seed coatM−S− mM−S− mM-S- m100
Otili kpoukpa (Nago sociolinguistic group)Light seed coat redM−S− mM−S− mNA100
Otini kpoukpa (Holly sociolinguistic group)Blackish seed coatNAM−S− mNA100
Otili founfoun kékélé (Idaasha sociolinguistic group)Cream seed coat with red eye and small sizeM−S+M−S+M+S+0
Otili founfoun lakoun (Idaasha sociolinguistic group)Cream seed coat with red eye and high sizeM−S− mM−S− mNA100
Carder ekloui (Adja sociolinguistic group)Cream seed coat and mottled with high sizeM-S- mNANA100
Ekloui djou (Adja sociolinguistic group)Black seed coat and mottledM−S− mNAM−S− m100
Wotiri souan (Bariba sociolinguistic group)Red seed coat and mottledNANAM−S− m100
Wotiri wonka (Bariba sociolinguistic group)Purple seed coat and mottledNANAM−S− m100
 Total9/1511/157/15
  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