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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Vigna Savi
      1. Vigna multinervis Hutch. & Dalziel

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

    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Perennial climbing or trailing herb, 0·3–2 m. long.
    Stem
    Stems slender, wiry, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaflets 3, oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, 2·8–15 cm. long, 0·2–1·3 cm. wide, acuminate to somewhat rounded and mucronulate at the apex, rounded or subcordate at the base, rather thick, glabrous except for some marginal papillae; lateral nerves very numerous, forming a right-angle with the midrib; venation raised and reticulate on both surfaces; petiole 2–7·5 cm. long; rhachis 1–5 mm. long; petiolules ± 1·5 mm. long; stipules persistent, ovate-lanceolate, 2–4 mm. long, veined, prolonged and cordate at the base.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, few-flowered; rhachis 1–1·5 cm. long; peduncle 1–10 cm. long; pedicels 1·5–3 mm. long; bracteoles deciduous, ovate-lanceolate, 1·5–2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous or sparsely pubescent; tube ± 2 mm. long; lobes deltoid, 0·7–2 mm. long, the upper pair united to form a low slightly emarginate lip.
    Corolla
    Standard bright yellow inside, brownish outside or tinged pink, oblate, 8–10 mm. long, (5–)8–12 mm. wide, emarginate, glabrous; wings yellow, white below and with pink veins; keel whitish-green, the beak short and scarcely incurved.
    Fruits
    Pods linear-cylindrical, compressed, 3–6 cm. long, 3·5–5 mm. wide, glabrous or glabrescent, 4–10-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds ellipsoid or hoof-shaped, longest dimension 2·8–3 mm., shorter dimension 1·5–2 mm., 1·2 mm. thick; aril well developed, yellowish, eccentric.
    Habitat
    Grassland, often on stony soil; 1080–1350 m.
    Distribution
    T4 U1 U3 U4
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Sudanian grasslands, Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial climbing or trailing herb, 0.3–2 m long.
    Stem
    Stem slender, wiry, glabrous.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, 6–15 × 0.2–1.3 cm, oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, acuminate to somewhat rounded and mucronulate at the apex, rounded or subcordate at the base, rather thick, glabrous except for some marginal papillae; lateral nerves very numerous, forming a right-angle with the midrib; venation raised and reticulate on both surfaces; petiole 2–7.5 cm long; rhachis 1–5 mm long; stipules 2–4 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, prolonged and cordate at the base, multinerved.
    Inflorescences
    Peduncle 0.5–10 cm × 0.2–0.8 mm, glabrous; rhachis 0.2–1.5 cm long, 2–7-noded, internodes 1–5 mm long, rarely up to 8 mm.
    Flowers
    Flower yellow, 8–10 × 8–12 mm; pedicel 1.5–3 mm long, not expanding as the pod matures; bracteoles 1.5–2 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, 1-nerved.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous or sparsely pubescent; tube 2 mm long; lobes 1–2 mm long, deltate, ciliate, the lower as long as the laterals; upper pair united to form a slightly emarginate lip.
    Corolla
    Standard with two central appendages; keel slightly twisted towards the right, the beak short.
    Ovary
    Ovary 8–10-ovuled.
    Fruits
    Pod 5–6 cm × 4–5 mm, linear-cylindrical, almost straight, compressed, glabrous or glabrescent, with a small curved beak.
    Seeds
    Seed 2.8–3 × 1.5–2 × 1.2 mm; hilum excentric; aril excentric, well developed.
    [FWTA]

    Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A glabrous twiner, with wiry stems to 6 ft. long,
    Flowers
    Blue or yellow flowers
    Ecology
    Amongst grass, etc.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Vigna multinervis Hutch. & Dalziel appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bidgood, S. [5449], Tanzania K000190679
    Barter [1799] K000263394

    Bibliography

    First published in Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 1: 409 (1928)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Aké Assi, L. (2001). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. I Boissiera 57: 1-396.
    • 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.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Wilczek in Fl. Congo Belge 6: 357.
    • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 2: 398
    • Kew Bull. 1929: 17
    • F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 1: 409 (1928)

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Aké Assi, L. (2001). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. I Boissiera 57: 1-396.
    • 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.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Hepper in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 568 (1958).
    • Wilczek in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 6: 357 (1954).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 398 (1929).
    • Hutch. & Dalz. in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1929:17 (1929).
    • Hutch. & Dalz. in Flora of West Tropical Africa 1: 409 (1928)

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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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
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    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