Peretek

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Peretek Labing
(winged bean or four-angled bean)
Photo by Richard Howard

Common Names

Kelabit - English
Peretek (paratak) - Generic name for green beans
Peretek daker - Okra (or ladies finger)
Peretek padan/jawa - the common bean
Peretek kadang - long bean or blackeyed pea
peretek labing - winged bean or four-angled bean
peretek luar - hyacinth bean
peretek tanaq - peanut

Encyclopedic Info

These different types of peretek have been recorded in Paq Dalih (1):

(Spellings used in the book have been retained)
  • Paratak benang - Canavalia ensiformis
  • Paratak dakar (daker) - Abelmoschus esculentus
  • Paratak jawa to'o - Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Paratak jawa - Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Paratak kadang - Vigna unguiculata
  • Paratak labing - Psophocarpus tetragonolobus
  • Paratak luar - Lablab purpureus
  • Paratak padan - Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Paratak tana (tanaq) - Arachis hypogaea

References

  1. Ethnobotany of the Iban & Kelabit by Hanne Christensen