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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Vigna Savi
      1. Vigna procera Welw. ex Hiern

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb with several annual erect stems from a woody rootstock.
    Stem
    Stem hairy, up to c. 60 cm tall.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, 1 on first nodes, 4.5–12 × 2–5.5 cm, lateral leaflets half the size of the terminal one, obtuse-rounded and apiculate at apex, truncate at the base, densely hairy; tertiary venation parallel; petiole reduced to pulvinus, up to 2 mm long; rhachis up to 12 mm long; stipules slightly bilobed at the base, 8–11 × 3.5–4 mm, multinerved.
    Inflorescences
    Peduncle 9.5–23 cm × 2–4 mm, hairy; rhachis 0.2–2.5 cm long, 2–5-noded, lower internodes 2–13 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flower pink to purple, 17–22 mm long; pedicel 0.5–2 mm long, not expanding as the pod matures; bracteoles 4–5 × 1.5 mm.
    Calyx
    Calyx hairy; tube c. 4 mm long; lobes 9–18 mm long, the upper two united for one-fifth to two-thirds of their length, the lower equally long.
    Corolla
    Standard with 2 parallel widely spaced weak appendages; keel without a beak, slightly twisted towards the left.
    Ovary
    Ovary 6–8-ovuled.
    Fruits
    Pod 5–6.5 cm × c. 8 mm, linear, slightly compressed, densely hairy, with a curved beak.
    Seeds
    Seed 4–5 × 3–4 × c. 2.5 mm; hilum central 1.5 mm long; rim aril reduced.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia

    Other Data

    Vigna procera Welw. ex Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 22, 2002 White, F. [3216], Zambia K000071862
    May 22, 2002 Gossweiler [6313], Angola K000071863
    May 22, 2002 Welwitsch [2274], Angola K000071864 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Cat. Afr. Pl. 1: 256 (1896)

    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.

    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

    • Torre, A. R. et al. (1966). Papilionoideae. In: Consp. Fl. Angolensis 3. Exell & Fernandez

    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