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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Vigna Savi
      1. Vigna phoenix Brummitt

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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

    Seeds
    Seed c. 2 × 1.5–2 mm; hilum c. 0.5 mm long, central; aril not developed.
    Habit
    Pyrophytic perennial.
    Stem
    Stem pubescent, up to 30 cm high, emerging from an elongate carrot-shaped woody rootstock 3–10 mm thick.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, 3–7 cm long, 2–2.5 cm wide, ± pointed at the apex, cuneate at the base, with a spreading indumentum; tertiary venation closely parallel; petiole 4.5–5.5 cm long; rhachis 0.6–0.8 cm long; stipules 7–18 × 2.5–5.5 mm, slightly bilobed at the base, multinerved.
    Inflorescences
    Peduncle 4–13 cm × 0.5–0.8 mm, pubescent; rhachis 0.5–1.5 cm long, 2–6-noded, internodes 2–4 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flower pink to purple, 13–18 × 14–20 mm; pedicel 0.5–2.5 mm long, not expanding as the pod matures; bracteoles 1.5–3 × 0.5–1 mm, ovate, 3–4-nerved.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent; tube c. 3 mm long; lobes 2.5–5 mm long, the upper pair joined for half of their length, the lower equally long.
    Corolla
    Standard with 2 parallel widely spaced appendages; keel without a beak, slightly twisted towards the left.
    Ovary
    Ovary 12–15-ovuled.
    Fruits
    Pod 20–40 × 2–3 mm, linear-cylindrical, pubescent, with a curved beak.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Vigna phoenix Brummitt appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 22, 2002 Robson, N.K.B. [447], Malawi K000071856
    May 22, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [2425 (SF21)], Zambia K000071861
    May 22, 2002 Richards, H.M. [22586], Malawi K000071857
    May 22, 2002 Pawek, Jean [2788], Malawi K000071858
    May 22, 2002 Pawek, Jean [13170B], Malawi K000071859
    May 22, 2002 Synge, A.H.M. [WC467], Malawi K000071860 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 31: 168 (1976)

    Accepted by

    • 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

    • 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.

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Brummitt, R. K. (1976). Kew Bull. 31:155-79. Notes arising...... to Malawi.

    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.
    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 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