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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Perennial climbing or trailing herb, 0·3–2 m. long.
Stem
Stems slender, wiry, glabrous.
Leaves
Leaflets 3, oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, 2·8–15 cm. long, 0·2–1·3 cm. wide, acuminate to somewhat rounded and mucronulate at the apex, rounded or subcordate at the base, rather thick, glabrous except for some marginal papillae; lateral nerves very numerous, forming a right-angle with the midrib; venation raised and reticulate on both surfaces; petiole 2–7·5 cm. long; rhachis 1–5 mm. long; petiolules ± 1·5 mm. long; stipules persistent, ovate-lanceolate, 2–4 mm. long, veined, prolonged and cordate at the base.
Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, few-flowered; rhachis 1–1·5 cm. long; peduncle 1–10 cm. long; pedicels 1·5–3 mm. long; bracteoles deciduous, ovate-lanceolate, 1·5–2 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx glabrous or sparsely pubescent; tube ± 2 mm. long; lobes deltoid, 0·7–2 mm. long, the upper pair united to form a low slightly emarginate lip.
Corolla
Standard bright yellow inside, brownish outside or tinged pink, oblate, 8–10 mm. long, (5–)8–12 mm. wide, emarginate, glabrous; wings yellow, white below and with pink veins; keel whitish-green, the beak short and scarcely incurved.
Fruits
Pods linear-cylindrical, compressed, 3–6 cm. long, 3·5–5 mm. wide, glabrous or glabrescent, 4–10-seeded.
Seeds
Seeds ellipsoid or hoof-shaped, longest dimension 2·8–3 mm., shorter dimension 1·5–2 mm., 1·2 mm. thick; aril well developed, yellowish, eccentric.
Habitat
Grassland, often on stony soil; 1080–1350 m.
Distribution
T4 U1 U3 U4

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Sudanian grasslands, Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Zambezian grassland
Habit
Annual, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb

[FZ]

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

Habit
Perennial climbing or trailing herb, 0.3–2 m long.
Stem
Stem slender, wiry, glabrous.
Leaflets
Leaflets 3, 6–15 × 0.2–1.3 cm, oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, acuminate to somewhat rounded and mucronulate at the apex, rounded or subcordate at the base, rather thick, glabrous except for some marginal papillae; lateral nerves very numerous, forming a right-angle with the midrib; venation raised and reticulate on both surfaces; petiole 2–7.5 cm long; rhachis 1–5 mm long; stipules 2–4 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, prolonged and cordate at the base, multinerved.
Inflorescences
Peduncle 0.5–10 cm × 0.2–0.8 mm, glabrous; rhachis 0.2–1.5 cm long, 2–7-noded, internodes 1–5 mm long, rarely up to 8 mm.
Flowers
Flower yellow, 8–10 × 8–12 mm; pedicel 1.5–3 mm long, not expanding as the pod matures; bracteoles 1.5–2 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, 1-nerved.
Calyx
Calyx glabrous or sparsely pubescent; tube 2 mm long; lobes 1–2 mm long, deltate, ciliate, the lower as long as the laterals; upper pair united to form a slightly emarginate lip.
Corolla
Standard with two central appendages; keel slightly twisted towards the right, the beak short.
Ovary
Ovary 8–10-ovuled.
Fruits
Pod 5–6 cm × 4–5 mm, linear-cylindrical, almost straight, compressed, glabrous or glabrescent, with a small curved beak.
Seeds
Seed 2.8–3 × 1.5–2 × 1.2 mm; hilum excentric; aril excentric, well developed.

[FWTA]

Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Habit
A glabrous twiner, with wiry stems to 6 ft. long,
Flowers
Blue or yellow flowers
Ecology
Amongst grass, etc.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Vigna multinervis Hutch. & Dalziel appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bidgood, S. [5449], Tanzania K000190679
Barter [1799] K000263394

First published in Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 1: 409 (1928)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Aké Assi, L. (2001). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. I Boissiera 57: 1-396.
  • 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.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Wilczek in Fl. Congo Belge 6: 357.
  • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 2: 398
  • Kew Bull. 1929: 17
  • F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 1: 409 (1928)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Aké Assi, L. (2001). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. I Boissiera 57: 1-396.
  • 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.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Hepper in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 568 (1958).
  • Wilczek in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 6: 357 (1954).
  • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 398 (1929).
  • Hutch. & Dalz. in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1929:17 (1929).
  • Hutch. & Dalz. in Flora of West Tropical Africa 1: 409 (1928)

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

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