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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.

[FZ]

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

Habit
Erect subshrub, c. 0.7–1.2 m tall.
Stem
Stem branched, covered with dense whitish appressed pubescence.
Leaflets
Leaflets 3, rather thick, 1–3 × 0.75–3 cm, elliptic, round or rounded-ovate, rounded to emarginate but apiculate or more rarely acute at the apex, rounded or very slightly subcordate at the base, sparsely puberulous above, appressed silky pubescent beneath; venation raised on both surfaces; petiole 0.5–2 cm long; rhachis 0.2–1 cm long; stipules 1.5–3 mm long, linear, truncate and thickened at the base, 1-nerved.
Inflorescences
Peduncle 0–0.3 cm × 1–1.5 mm, pubescent; rhachis 0.5–1 cm long, 4–14-noded, internodes 0.5–1 mm long.
Flowers
Flower yellow, 10–16 × 12–17 mm; pedicel 0.5–3 mm long, expanding as the pod matures; bracteoles c. 1.5 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, 3-nerved.
Calyx
Calyx covered with white hairs; tube 2–3 mm long; lobes 1.5–3 mm long, deltate, ciliate, the lower as long as the laterals, the upper pair joined to form an emarginate lip.
Corolla
Standard with two central appendages; keel with an obtuse beak, twisted towards the left.
Ovary
Ovary 3–4-ovuled.
Fruits
Pods 3–4.5 cm × 4.5–6 mm, linear-oblanceolate, compressed, curved, sparsely white pubescent, with a curved beak.
Seeds
Seed 5–7.5 × 3–5 × 2.5 mm; hilum excentric; aril excentric.

[FTEA]

Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

Habit
Erect subshrub, ± 0·7–1·2 m. tall.
Stem
Stems branched, covered with dense whitish adpressed pubescence.
Leaves
Leaflets 3, rather thick, elliptic, round or rounded-ovate, 0·9–2·8 cm. long, 0·75–3 cm. wide, rounded to emarginate but apiculate or more rarely acute at the apex, rounded or very slightly subcordate at the base, sparsely puberulous above, adpressed silky pubescent beneath; venation raised on both surfaces; petiole 0·3–2 cm. long; rhachis 2–10 mm. long; petiolules ± 1 mm. long; stipules linear, 1·5–3 mm. long, truncate and thickened at the base.
Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, few-flowered; rhachis markedly glandular-nodular, ± 1 cm. long; peduncles 0·2–3 cm. long; pedicels 1–2 mm. long; bracts ovate-lanceolate, 2–3 mm. long; bracteoles similar, 3-nerved.
Calyx
Calyx covered with white hairs; tube 2–3 mm. long; lobes deltoid, 1·5–2(–3) mm. long, ciliate, the upper pair joined to form a bifid lip.
Corolla
Standard yellow inside, brownish outside, oblate, 1–1·5 cm. long, 1·2–1·7 cm. wide, emarginate, glabrous; keel cream, the beak obtuse.
Fruits
Pods linear-oblanceolate, somewhat curved or straight, 2·8–4·4 cm. long, 4–6 mm. wide, sparsely white pubescent, (1–)3–4 seeded.
Seeds
Seeds brown, narrowly oblong, longest dimension 5–7·5 mm., shorter dimension 3–5 mm., 2·5 mm. thick; aril eccentric, with crenellate margins.

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International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

Native to:

Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Vigna haumaniana R.Wilczek appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [3362], Zambia K000071831
May 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [3362], Zambia K000071832
May 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [3420], Zambia K000071833
May 21, 2002 Richards, H.M. [13174], Zambia K000071829
May 21, 2002 Richards, H.M. [13174], Zambia K000071830

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 24: 434 (1954)

Accepted by

  • 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

  • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Wilczek in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 24: 434 (1954)
  • Wilczek in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 6: 350, t. 28 (1954).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
  • Hepper, F. N. (1958). Papilionoideae. In: Flora West Tropical Africa. Keay, R. W. J.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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International Legume Database and Information Service
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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