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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Vigna Savi
      1. Vigna gazensis Baker f.

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket, Zambezian forest
    Habit
    Annual/Perennial, Climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Climbing perennial herb.
    Stem
    Stem sparsely pilose to velvety hairy.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, 5–11 × 2.5–10 cm, acuminate or obtuse-apiculate, base rounded or slightly cordate, sparsely pilose to pubescent, more hairy when young; petiole 2.5–12 cm long; rhachis 0.6–2 cm long; stipules 6–14 × 1.5–3 mm, multinerved, bilobed at the base, lobes unequal.
    Inflorescences
    Peduncle 5–26 cm × 0.5–1.5 mm, pubescent; rhachis 1.2–7 cm long, 4–10-noded, internodes 2–5 mm long, rarely up to 9 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flower blue to purple, 10–16 mm long; pedicel 1.5–7 mm long, expanding as the pod matures; bracteoles 3–11 mm long, linear, 1-nerved.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent or hairy; tube 2–3 mm long; lobes 1–3 mm long, deltate, the lower one as long or slightly longer than the laterals, upper lip slightly bifid.
    Corolla
    Standard with two L- or U-shaped appendages, with each appendage sometimes reduced to the lateral part of the L or U; keel with a marked beak (c. 3 mm long), twisted towards the right.
    Ovary
    Ovary 5–9-ovuled.
    Fruits
    Pod 3.5–5 cm × 5–6 mm, linear cylindrical, curved, hairy, with a short curved beak.
    Seeds
    Seed c. 5 × 3.5 × 3 mm thick; hilum central, small rim aril.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Other Data

    Vigna gazensis Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thulin, M. [11762], Madagascar K001088791
    Mphamba, S. [11], Mozambique K000613700
    Chapama, H. [11], Mozambique K000613701

    Bibliography

    First published in Legum. Trop. Africa: 409 (1929)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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

    • Du Puy, D. J. et al. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar. RBG Kew.
    • Lock, J. M. (1985). Specimen in Herb. Kew

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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.

    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