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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa to KwaZulu-Natal.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial with a rootstock.
    Stem
    Stem glabrous or slightly pubescent (pubescence is more evident in South Africa).
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, 20–30 × 10–12 mm, acute to rounded at the apex, rounded at the base; petiole 1.7–4 cm long; rhachis 0.2–0.5 cm long; stipules 5–11 × 1–3.5 mm, peltate, multinerved.
    Inflorescences
    Peduncle 0.7–1.2 cm × 0.2–0.5 mm, glabrous; rhachis 1-noded.
    Flowers
    Flower 8–9 mm long; pedicel 0.5–1 mm long, not really expanding as the pod matures; bracteoles 1 mm long, 1-nerved.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous or pubescent; tube 2–4 mm long; lobes 1.5–3 mm long, lanceolate, ciliate, the lower slightly longer, the upper two almost not joined.
    Corolla
    Standard without appendages or with 2 parallel widely spaced weak appendages; keel without a beak, slightly twisted towards the left.
    Ovary
    Ovary 7–8-ovuled.
    Fruits
    Pod c. 3.5 cm × 2.5 mm, linear-cylindrical, glabrous, with a straight beak.
    Seeds
    Seed 2–3 × 1.5–2 mm; hilum excentric; aril excentric.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Vigna schlechteri Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 24, 2002 Wild, H. [2844], Zimbabwe K000071941
    May 24, 2002 Wild, H. [4930], Zimbabwe K000071943
    May 24, 2002 Goodier, R. [1037], Zimbabwe K000071942
    May 24, 2002 Norlindh, Tycho [4640], Zimbabwe K000071939
    May 24, 2002 Gilliland, H.B. [K 1438], Zimbabwe K000071940
    May 24, 2002 Mithen [100], Zimbabwe K000071944

    Bibliography

    First published in H.G.A.Engler & O.Drude, Veg. Erde 9(III 1): 688 (1915)

    Accepted by

    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. 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.

    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