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

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Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland, Zambezian grassland
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

[FZ]

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

Habit
Perennial herb with several annual erect stems from a woody rootstock.
Stem
Stem hairy, up to c. 60 cm tall.
Leaflets
Leaflets 3, 1 on first nodes, 4.5–12 × 2–5.5 cm, lateral leaflets half the size of the terminal one, obtuse-rounded and apiculate at apex, truncate at the base, densely hairy; tertiary venation parallel; petiole reduced to pulvinus, up to 2 mm long; rhachis up to 12 mm long; stipules slightly bilobed at the base, 8–11 × 3.5–4 mm, multinerved.
Inflorescences
Peduncle 9.5–23 cm × 2–4 mm, hairy; rhachis 0.2–2.5 cm long, 2–5-noded, lower internodes 2–13 mm long.
Flowers
Flower pink to purple, 17–22 mm long; pedicel 0.5–2 mm long, not expanding as the pod matures; bracteoles 4–5 × 1.5 mm.
Calyx
Calyx hairy; tube c. 4 mm long; lobes 9–18 mm long, the upper two united for one-fifth to two-thirds of their length, the lower equally long.
Corolla
Standard with 2 parallel widely spaced weak appendages; keel without a beak, slightly twisted towards the left.
Ovary
Ovary 6–8-ovuled.
Fruits
Pod 5–6.5 cm × c. 8 mm, linear, slightly compressed, densely hairy, with a curved beak.
Seeds
Seed 4–5 × 3–4 × c. 2.5 mm; hilum central 1.5 mm long; rim aril reduced.

Native to:

Angola, Zambia

Vigna procera Welw. ex Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 22, 2002 White, F. [3216], Zambia K000071862
May 22, 2002 Gossweiler [6313], Angola K000071863
May 22, 2002 Welwitsch [2274], Angola K000071864 Unknown type material

First published in Cat. Afr. Pl. 1: 256 (1896)

Accepted by

  • 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.

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

  • Torre, A. R. et al. (1966). Papilionoideae. In: Consp. Fl. Angolensis 3. Exell & Fernandez

Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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