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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa to KwaZulu-Natal.

[FZ]

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

Habit
Perennial with a rootstock.
Stem
Stem glabrous or slightly pubescent (pubescence is more evident in South Africa).
Leaflets
Leaflets 3, 20–30 × 10–12 mm, acute to rounded at the apex, rounded at the base; petiole 1.7–4 cm long; rhachis 0.2–0.5 cm long; stipules 5–11 × 1–3.5 mm, peltate, multinerved.
Inflorescences
Peduncle 0.7–1.2 cm × 0.2–0.5 mm, glabrous; rhachis 1-noded.
Flowers
Flower 8–9 mm long; pedicel 0.5–1 mm long, not really expanding as the pod matures; bracteoles 1 mm long, 1-nerved.
Calyx
Calyx glabrous or pubescent; tube 2–4 mm long; lobes 1.5–3 mm long, lanceolate, ciliate, the lower slightly longer, the upper two almost not joined.
Corolla
Standard without appendages or with 2 parallel widely spaced weak appendages; keel without a beak, slightly twisted towards the left.
Ovary
Ovary 7–8-ovuled.
Fruits
Pod c. 3.5 cm × 2.5 mm, linear-cylindrical, glabrous, with a straight beak.
Seeds
Seed 2–3 × 1.5–2 mm; hilum excentric; aril excentric.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Habit
Perennial, Climbing, Herb

Native to:

KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Vigna schlechteri Harms appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 24, 2002 Wild, H. [2844], Zimbabwe K000071941
May 24, 2002 Wild, H. [4930], Zimbabwe K000071943
May 24, 2002 Goodier, R. [1037], Zimbabwe K000071942
May 24, 2002 Norlindh, Tycho [4640], Zimbabwe K000071939
May 24, 2002 Gilliland, H.B. [K 1438], Zimbabwe K000071940
May 24, 2002 Mithen [100], Zimbabwe K000071944

First published in H.G.A.Engler & O.Drude, Veg. Erde 9(III 1): 688 (1915)

Accepted by

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