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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa, Madagascar.

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International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket, Zambezian forest
Habit
Annual/Perennial, Climbing, Herb

[FZ]

Leguminosae, B. Mackinder, R. Pasquet, R. Polhill and B. Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 3:5. 2001

Habit
Climbing perennial herb.
Stem
Stem sparsely pilose to velvety hairy.
Leaflets
Leaflets 3, 5–11 × 2.5–10 cm, acuminate or obtuse-apiculate, base rounded or slightly cordate, sparsely pilose to pubescent, more hairy when young; petiole 2.5–12 cm long; rhachis 0.6–2 cm long; stipules 6–14 × 1.5–3 mm, multinerved, bilobed at the base, lobes unequal.
Inflorescences
Peduncle 5–26 cm × 0.5–1.5 mm, pubescent; rhachis 1.2–7 cm long, 4–10-noded, internodes 2–5 mm long, rarely up to 9 mm long.
Flowers
Flower blue to purple, 10–16 mm long; pedicel 1.5–7 mm long, expanding as the pod matures; bracteoles 3–11 mm long, linear, 1-nerved.
Calyx
Calyx pubescent or hairy; tube 2–3 mm long; lobes 1–3 mm long, deltate, the lower one as long or slightly longer than the laterals, upper lip slightly bifid.
Corolla
Standard with two L- or U-shaped appendages, with each appendage sometimes reduced to the lateral part of the L or U; keel with a marked beak (c. 3 mm long), twisted towards the right.
Ovary
Ovary 5–9-ovuled.
Fruits
Pod 3.5–5 cm × 5–6 mm, linear cylindrical, curved, hairy, with a short curved beak.
Seeds
Seed c. 5 × 3.5 × 3 mm thick; hilum central, small rim aril.

Native to:

Angola, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Vigna gazensis Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Thulin, M. [11762], Madagascar K001088791
Mphamba, S. [11], Mozambique K000613700
Chapama, H. [11], Mozambique K000613701

First published in Legum. Trop. Africa: 409 (1929)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Du Puy, D. J. et al. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar. RBG Kew.
  • Lock, J. M. (1985). Specimen in Herb. Kew

Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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International Legume Database and Information Service
International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0