Vigna vexillata (L.) A. Rich.
var. angustifolia (Schumach.) Baker

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Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Entrance of Sheba Forestry Estate

Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Entrance of Sheba Forestry Estate

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Synonyms: Phaseolus vexillatus L.
Plectrotropis angustifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
See var. vexillata for general description and notes. This variety is distinguished by the less hairy leaves with longer and much narrower, lanceolate leaflets, up to 12 × 1.5cm; flowers are usually somewhat smaller with almost hairless, short calyx lobes, 2-7 mm long.
Type location:
Ghana
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: vexillata: with a flag, or standard;
angustifolia: narrow-leaved
Habitat:
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Aug - Mar
Worldwide distribution: From Senegal to Sudan and Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Possibly also in Asia and Australia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 93 - 94. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 171. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 229.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 145 - 146.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 52.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 94.

Other sources of information about Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia:

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Flora of Malawi: Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia
Flora of Mozambique: Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vigna vexillata
African Plant Database: Vigna vexillata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vigna vexillata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vigna vexillata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vigna vexillata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vigna vexillata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Vigna vexillata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Vigna vexillata
iNaturalist: Vigna vexillata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vigna vexillata
JSTOR Plant Science: Vigna vexillata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vigna vexillata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vigna vexillata
Plants of the World Online: Vigna vexillata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Vigna vexillata
Tropicos: Vigna vexillata
Wikipedia: Vigna vexillata


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132390, retrieved 21 October 2019

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