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Basic Collection Information and Status
Tepary Bean (Phaseolus acutifolius, Fabaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   Mestizo-possibly Opata
Collection Site   Sonora, Mexico (latitude: 30°; altitude: 2,500 ft / 800 m)
Collection Year   1996
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Cumpas WhitePT110
From Cumpas, Sonora where Opata descendants still live. Common in the markets of the region as it is a popular staple food.
Current availability of this variety is summarized below. We encourage the use of these seeds to benefit humanity and strive to facilitate access through a number of channels.
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Collection Site
The circle in the map below shows the area where this accession was collected (why isn't the precise locality shown
?Precise collection localities are hidden in order to protect the privacy of the original donors of the seeds in the NS/S collection.
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The graphs below summarize aspects of the climate for this accession's collection site. You have not specified a reference site, but you may specify one and rerun your search.
The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
P01-047 dlRosa16 P1P01-047 dlRosa16 P3P01-047 dlRosa16 P4 Fl1P01-047 dlRosa16 P2P01-047 CF03 FlP01-047 CF03 LP01-047 CF03 SP01-047 dlRosa16 S1P01-047 dlRosa16 P5 Fr1P01-047 CF03 P
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Characterization and Evaluation
The table below lists observations of this accession's characteristics (why are characters sometimes listed more than once
?For some accessions, observations of a particular trait have been recorded over more than one season or location; these are indicated by the different values in the Lot column.
CharacterObservationLot, Frequency and CommentsCharacter Description (Source and Code)
corolla colorWhitelot: CF '03Wings and standard: recorded at full blossom at about 8.00 - 10.00 h (Bioversity 4.2.1: 1)
days to 50% flower43lot: CF '03
days to first flower43lot: CF '03
days to major harvest104lot: CF '03
leaflet shapeLanceolatelot: CF '03Measured on the terminal leaflet of the third trifoliate leaf, to obtain a ratio between the length (l) and width (w). Treat shallowly lobed leaflets as a separate category. (Bioversity 4.1.1: 3)
mature pod colorYellowlot: CF '03 (Bioversity 4.2.2: 1)
number of seeds per pod4.55lot: CF '03Mean of 20 randomly chosen pods from same plant (Bioversity 4.3.8)
plant typeIndeterminate with prostrate brancheslot: CF '03 (Bioversity 4.1.2: 3)
pod curvatureVery slightly curvedlot: CF '03Of fully expanded immature pod (Bioversity 4.2.3: 4)
pod dehiscenceVery minor shattering; very weakly dehiscentlot: CF '03For the majority of 20 randomly sampled pods at dry maturity (Bioversity 4.2.4: 4)
pod shattering in the fieldPresentlot: CF '03 (Bioversity 6.2.10: YES)
relative abundance (primary)1lot: CF '03
seed coat pattern (primary)Mottle absentlot: CF '03 (Bioversity 4.3.2: 0)
seed color (primary)Whitelot: CF '03If mottled, the dark background colour (Bioversity 4.3.1: 1)
seed pattern color (primary)Mottle absentlot: CF '03Color of mottle (Bioversity 4.3.3: 0)
seed shape (primary)Round ovallot: CF '03Taken from middle of pod. (Bioversity 4.3.5: 2)
Tepary Bean IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
Cultivated in the Southwest for millenia, teparies mature quickly and are tolerant of the low desert heat, drought and alkaline soils.Plant seeds 1/2" deep and 4" apart with the summer rains. If rains are sparse, irrigate when plants look stressed. They do not tolerate overwatering. Teparies may carry bean mosaic virus, do not plant near other types of beans.A self-pollinating annual. Harvest pods as they dry. Be careful: mature pods will pop open and drop seeds if left on the plant. An alternative is to harvest the whole plants when pods are turning brown, allow them to dry on a sheet, then thresh and winnow seeds.
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