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Classification. Variety of pulses recognizes 11 primary pulses.

1.Dry beans (Phaseolus spp. including several species now in Vigna)
- Kidney bean, haricot bean, pinto bean, navy bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)
- Lima bean, butter bean (Phaseolus lunatus)
- Azuki bean, adzuki bean (Vigna angularis)
- Mung bean, golden gram, green gram (Vigna radiata)
- Black gram, Urad (Vigna mungo)
- Scarlet runner bean (Phaseolus coccineus)
- Ricebean (Vigna umbellata)
- Moth bean (Vigna acontifolia)
- Tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius)

2.Dry broad beans (Vicia faba)
- Horse bean (Vicia faba equina)
- Broad bean (Vicia faba)
- Field bean (Vicia faba)

3.Dry peas (Pisum spp.)
- Garden pea (Pisum sativum var. sativum)
- Protein pea (Pisum sativum var. arvense)

4.Chickpea, Garbanzo, Bengal gram (Cicer arietinum)
5.Dry cowpea, Black-eyed pea, blackeye bean (Vigna unguiculata )
6.Pigeon pea, Arhar /Toor, cajan pea, congo bean (Cajanus cajan)
7.Lentil (Lens culinaris)
8.Bambara groundnut, earth pea (Vigna subterranea)
9.Vetch, common vetch (Vicia sativa)
10.Lupins (Lupinus spp.)

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