3905.000 Vigna Savi

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5)

Description of the genus

Climbing, prostrate or erect herbs or subshrubs. Stipules truncate, 2-lobed or spurred at the base, sometimes ± peltate; stipels ± persistent, rarely 0. Leaves pinnately (rarely digitately) 3-foliolate or 1-foliolate. Inflorescences axillary. Calyx 5-lobed, 2-lipped, the lower lip 3-lobed. Corolla (in ours) usually blue or purple, sometimes yellow. Style thin below, thickened and usually curved above and usually also hairy above on the inner face. Pods linear, usually terete and not flattened.

Worldwide: 80 species throughout the tropics

Zambia: 37 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Actizera stellata (Red-clover Blue)
Cupidopsis cissus (Common meadow blue)
Euchloron megaera (Verdant hawk)
Euchrysops malathana (Common smoky blue)
Leptotes group (Blues)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
antunesii HarmsN,W,C,SCb,N,Lk,SDescription, Image
comosa Baker subsp. abercornensis Verdc. [VU]NN
comosa Baker subsp. comosa WNwImage
frutescens A. Rich. subsp. frutescens var. frutescens W,C,E,SCb,E,Lk,SDescription, Image
frutescens A.Rich. subsp. frutescens var. buchneri (Harms) Verdc. N,W,CNw,N,C
haumaniana R.Wilczek N,W,CCb,N,C
heterophylla A.Rich. NN
juncea Milne-Redh. var. juncea B,WNw
juncea Milne-Redh. var. major Milne-Redh. N,WNw,Cb,N
kirkii (Baker) GillettNN
longissima Hutch. N,WCb,N
luteola (Jacq.) Benth.B,N,C,SLp,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
monophylla Taub.N,C,E,SN,E,C,S
multinervis Hutch. & Dalz. B,N,WNw,Mc
oblongifolia A. Rich. var. oblongifolia B,N,W,C,SCb,N,Mc,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
oblongifolia A. Rich. var. parviflora (Baker) Verdc.B,N,C,SLp,Lk,W
parkeri Baker subsp. maranguensis (Taub.) Verdc. N,W,SNw,N,C,W
phoenix Brummitt W,(E),SCb,SDescription, Image
platyloba Welw. ex HiernN,ELp,E
procera Welw. ex Hiern WNw
pygmaea R.E. Fr.B,N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
racemosa (G. Don) Hutch. & Dalz.N,WCb,Lp
radiata (L.) R. Wilczek var. sublobata (Roxb.) Verdc.CC
radicans Welw. ex BakerN,W,ECb,N,E
reticulata Hook. f.N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,Lk,S
richardsiae Verdc. NN
subterranea (L.) Verdc. var. subterranea N,E,C,S
triphylla (R.Wilczek) Verdc. NLp
unguiculata (L.) Walp.[Agg]B,N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. dekindtiana (Harms) Verdc.WNw
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. pawekiae PasquetNN
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. stenophylla (Harv.) Maréchal, Mascherpa & StainierBW
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. tenuis (E. Mey.) Maréchal, Mascherpa & StainieN,W,C,SCb,Lp,Lk,S
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. unguiculata var. spontanea (Schweinf.) PasquetB,N,E,SN,E,S,W
vexillata (L.) A. Rich. var. vexillata B,N,W,C,SCb,N,C,S,WDescription, Image
vexillata (L.) A. Rich. var. angustifolia (Schumach.) BakerN,ENDescription, Image
vexillata (L.) A.Rich. var. lobatifolia (Baker) Pasquet BW

Other sources of information about Vigna:

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Flora of Botswana: Vigna
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Flora of Malawi: Vigna
Flora of Mozambique: Vigna
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Vigna
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vigna
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Vigna

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vigna
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vigna
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Tropicos: Vigna
Wikipedia: Vigna

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Vigna.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=776, retrieved 27 September 2023

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