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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Vigna Savi
      1. Vigna antunesii Harms

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland, Afromontane grassland, Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb from a thick, often extensively branched, frequently horizontal woody rootstock, nearly always flowering before the leaves appear.
    Stem
    Stem at first erect, later prostrate or, less often, climbing, 6 cm to 1.8 m tall or long, glabrous or puberulous on the leafy shoots, densely pubescent or setulose when young but later glabrescent.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, 3.5–9.5 × 0.4–6.5 cm, ovate-oblong, lanceolate or subrhombic-oblong, obtuse at the apex, cuneate, rounded or minutely subcordate at the base, mostly rather leathery, glabrescent or rather roughly pilose on both surfaces; venation raised and closely reticulate on both surfaces; petiole 3–13 cm long; rhachis 1–2.6 cm long; stipules 4–10 × 1–3 mm, ovate to lanceolate, usually slightly bilobed but sometimes peltate or almost truncate, multinerved.
    Inflorescences
    Peduncle 4–20 cm × 1.5–3 mm, shortly pubescent or scabrous; rhachis 2–5 cm long, 2–6-noded, internodes 2–13 mm long, rarely up to 22 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flower 13–25 mm long; pedicel 1–3 mm long, not expanding as the pod matures; bracts at base of peduncles in leafless state are short stipules; true bract 1–3 × 1–1.5 mm, oblong; bracteoles 1–3 × 0.5–1.5 mm, oblong-lanceolate, usually 1-nerved, rarely multinerved.
    Calyx
    Calyx sparsely to moderately pubescent; tube c. 4 mm long; lobes 2–9 mm long, subequal, the upper pair joined for half their length or almost to quite free.
    Corolla
    Standard asymmetrical, with 2 parallel widely spaced appendages; keel twisted towards the right as well as incurved and bearing an upwardly directed pocket on the left-hand petal.
    Ovary
    Ovary 7–15-ovuled.
    Fruits
    Pods 7–11 cm × 4–7 mm, linear-cylindrical, slightly compressed, sparsely puberulous, with a straight beak.
    Seeds
    Seed 5.5–8 × 3–4 × 2–3 mm; hilum central, 1.5–3 mm long; rim aril slightly developed.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Vigna antunesii Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 24, 2002 Gossweiler, J. [1369], Angola K000071936
    May 24, 2002 Hopkins, J.C. [s.n.], Zimbabwe K000071930
    May 24, 2002 Hopkins, J.C. [s.n.], Zimbabwe K000071931
    May 24, 2002 Wild, H. [s.n.], Zimbabwe K000071932
    May 24, 2002 Baum, H. [196], Angola K000071935
    May 24, 2002 Hislop, A. [s.n.], Zimbabwe K000071928
    May 24, 2002 Walters, J.A.S. [2295], Zimbabwe K000071927
    May 24, 2002 Myres, R.J. [2], Zimbabwe K000071929
    May 24, 2002 Bryce, J. [s.n.], Zimbabwe K000071933 Unknown type material
    May 24, 2002 Bryce, J. [s.n.], Zimbabwe K000071934 Unknown type material
    May 24, 2002 Craster, O. [29-30], Zimbabwe K000071925
    May 24, 2002 Craster, O. [121], Zimbabwe K000071926
    May 24, 2002 de Menezes, Azancot [647], Angola K000071937
    May 24, 2002 de Menezes, Azancot [1450], Angola K000071938
    May 23, 2002 Robinson, E.A. [5663], Zambia K000071903
    May 23, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [247], Zambia K000071897
    May 23, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [1525], Zambia K000071898
    May 23, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [2470], Zambia K000071899
    May 23, 2002 White, F. [3215], Zambia K000071896
    May 23, 2002 Lawton, R.M. [1427], Zambia K000071888
    May 23, 2002 Milne-Redhead, E. [911], Zambia K000071892
    May 23, 2002 Milne-Redhead, E. [911], Zambia K000071893
    May 23, 2002 Milne-Redhead, E. [911], Zambia K000071894
    May 23, 2002 Milne-Redhead, E. [1077], Zambia K000071895
    May 23, 2002 Brass, L.J. [17629], Malawi K000071878
    May 23, 2002 Angus, A. [13], Zambia K000071916
    May 23, 2002 Corby, H.D.L. [1644], Zimbabwe K000071924
    May 23, 2002 unknown [731], Zimbabwe K000071922
    May 23, 2002 Sanane, M. [260], Zambia K000071890
    May 23, 2002 Eyles [5059], Zimbabwe K000071920
    May 23, 2002 Brenan, J.P.M. [7886], Zambia K000071908
    May 23, 2002 Richards, H.M. [2006], Zambia K000071882
    May 23, 2002 Richards, H.M. [6004], Zambia K000071883
    May 23, 2002 Richards, H.M. [6004], Zambia K000071884
    May 23, 2002 Richards, H.M. [6092], Zambia K000071885
    May 23, 2002 Richards, H.M. [13108], Zambia K000071886
    May 23, 2002 Richards, H.M. [13249], Zambia K000071887
    May 23, 2002 Richards, H.M. [22333], Zacatecas K000071889
    May 23, 2002 Macaulay [914], Zambia K000071906
    May 23, 2002 Rogers, F.A. [8303], Zambia K000071905
    May 23, 2002 Rogers, F.A. [8490], Zambia K000071914
    May 23, 2002 Rogers, F.A. [26006] K000071915
    May 23, 2002 Mutimushi, J.M. [995], Zambia K000071900
    May 23, 2002 Rutherford-Smith, R.O.B. [26], Zimbabwe K000071923
    May 23, 2002 Hislop, A. [Z 138], Zimbabwe K000071921
    May 23, 2002 Pawek, Jean [2630], Malawi K000071879
    May 23, 2002 Pawek, Jean [6022], Malawi K000071880
    May 23, 2002 Pawek, Jean [11545], Malawi K000071881
    May 23, 2002 Eyles, Fred. [179], Zimbabwe K000071918
    May 23, 2002 Gilliland, H.B. [Q634], Zimbabwe K000071919
    May 23, 2002 Best, E.B. [29], Zambia K000071909
    May 23, 2002 Farrell, J.A. [349], Zambia K000071902
    May 23, 2002 Strid, Arne [2024], Zambia K000071913
    May 23, 2002 Kornas, Jan [2191], Zambia K000071891
    May 23, 2002 Kornas, Jan [2050], Zambia K000071904
    May 23, 2002 Sandwith, Cecil [83], Zambia K000071907
    May 23, 2002 King, A.E. [124], Zambia K000071901
    May 23, 2002 King, A.E. [77], Zambia K000071910
    May 23, 2002 King, A.E. [77], Zambia K000071911
    May 23, 2002 Moffat, M.R. [6], Zambia K000071912
    May 23, 2002 Bainbridge, W.R. [895], Zambia K000071917

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 92 (1901)

    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.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. 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

    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
    • Torre, A. R. et al. (1966). Papilionoideae. In: Consp. Fl. Angolensis 3. Exell & Fernandez

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    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 Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0