Vigna radiata var. sublobata (Roxb.) Verdc.

First published in Kew Bull. 24: 559 (1970)
This variety is accepted
The native range of this variety is India to Taiwan, N. & E. Australia. It is a climbing annual and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

International Legume Database and Information Service

Morphology General Habit
Annual, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb
[ILDIS]

Seed Collecting Guide. RBG Kew (2013-2016)

Morphology General Habit
Annual herbs, twining, or creeping, 20-60 cm tall
Morphology Stem
Stems hispid with brown spreading hairs
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules peltate, ovate, 0.8-1.2 cm, ciliate; petiole 5-21 cm; leaflets 2- or 3-lobed, 5-16 x 3-12 cm, lateral ones ± oblique, ± sparsely pilose on both surfaces, sometimes 3-veined from base, base broadly cuneate or rounded, apex acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles linear-lanceolate or oblong, striate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Calyx tube 3-4 mm, glabrous; lobes narrowly deltoid, 1.5-4 mm, upper 2 connate into a 2-fid lip Racemes axillary, 4- to several flowered (up to 25)
Morphology General Colour
Standard yellow-green outside, sometimes pink inside, suboblate, ca. 1.2 x 1.6 cm, apex emarginate; wings yellow, ovate; keel falcate and incurved through 180°, green tinged with pink
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Linear terete, 4-9 x ca. 0.6 cm, shortly hispid with pale brown hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 8-14, greenish or yellow-brown, shortly cylindric, 2.5-4 x 2.5-3 mm; hilum white.
Ecology
Open wastelands, roadsides, thicket margins. Altitude:ca. 500 m
Distribution
China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; Africa.
Conservation
Near endangered
Phenology
Flower (May - June), fruit (June - September)
[SCG]

Uses

Use
Food and Drink
[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
  • Seed Collection Guides

    • Seed Collection Guides
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0