Cajanus Cajan (L.) Millsp.

van der Maesen, L.J.G. (2006) Cajanus Cajan (L.) Millsp. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 1: Cereals and pulses. Backhuys, Leiden., Netherlands, pp. 35-40. ISBN 9057821702

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Pigeon pea originated in India, where it has been grown for thousands of years. It reached Africa about 2000 BC or earlier, and a secondary centre of diversity developed in East Africa. With the conquests and slave trade in reached the Americas probably via both the Atlantic and the pacific. Nowadays it is grown all over the tropics, but is most important in the Indian subcontinent and East Africa. it is not known in the wild, but often occurs naturalized as an escape from cultivation.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cereals, Pulses, Africa,
Author Affiliation: Biosystematics Group, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Subjects: Plant Production
Divisions: Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2012 11:06
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 11:06

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