Vigna trilobata (L.) Verdc.

First published in Taxon 17: 172 (1968)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Indian Subcontinent to China (Yunnan) and Indo-China, Taiwan. It is a scrambling annual or perennial and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

RBG Kew (2016) Indonesia Seed Collecting Guide

Habit
habit perennial or annual trailing herbs. stem 30-60 cm, glabrous or glabrescent
Morphology General Habit
Perennial or annual trailing herbs
Morphology Stem
Stems 30-60 cm, glabrous or glabrescent
Morphology Leaves
Stipules peltate, ovate, 0.6-1.9 cm; petiole 5-10 cm; leaflets rhombic or ovate, 2.5-5 cm, in annual cultivated forms often shallowly 3-lobed, in perennial wild forms often deeply 3-lobed, medium lobe broadly spatulate, apex obtuse, glabrous or inconspicuously pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes axillary, headlike; peduncles longer than leaves; pedicels very short 1-3-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Calyx campanulate; teeth deltoid, ca. 2 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow, ca. 6 mm; standard cordate; wings obovate, auriculate; keel apex contorted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Cylindric, 3-4 cm x 3-4 mm, glabrescent, 6-12-seeded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Deep brown, cylindric, very small, truncate at both ends.
Ecology
Grassland. Altitude:ca. 1000 m ecology grassland. altitudeca. 1000 m
Distribution
China, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Kashmir, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam. distribution china, afghanistan, bangladesh, bhutan, india, indonesia, kashmir, myanmar, nepal, pakistan, sri lanka, vietnam.
Conservation
Near endangered conservation near endangered
Phenology
flower (All year), fruit (All year) phenology flower (all year), fruit (all year)
[SCG]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Morphology General Habit
Annual/Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb
Vernacular
Bin-me, Jangli-math, Math Bean, Mugam, Mukni, Munwenna, Navippayaru, Pachapayaru, Rakhalkalai, Trianguli
[ILDIS]

Uses

Use
Food and Drink, Forage, Medicine
[ILDIS]

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • International Legume Database and Information Service

    • International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images
  • Seed Collection Guides

    • Kew Bulletin
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0