3905.000 Vigna Savi

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5)

Description of the genus

Climbing, prostrate or erect herbs or subshrubs. Stipules truncate, 2-lobed or spurred at the base, sometimes ± peltate; stipels ± persistent, rarely 0. Leaves pinnately (rarely digitately) 3-foliolate or 1-foliolate. Inflorescences axillary. Calyx 5-lobed, 2-lipped, the lower lip 3-lobed. Corolla (in ours) usually blue or purple, sometimes yellow. Style thin below, thickened and usually curved above and usually also hairy above on the inner face. Pods linear, usually terete and not flattened.

Worldwide: 80 species throughout the tropics

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Cupidopsis cissus (Common meadow blue) Food plant
Euchloron megaera (Verdant hawk) Larval foodplant
Euchrysops malathana (Common smoky blue) Food plant
Leptotes group (Blues) Food plant
No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
subterranea (L.) Verdc. var. subterranea
unguiculata (L.) Walp.[Agg]
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. unguiculata var. unguiculata

Other sources of information about Vigna:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Vigna
Flora of Caprivi: Vigna
Flora of Malawi: Vigna
Flora of Mozambique: Vigna
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Vigna
Flora of Zambia: Vigna
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vigna

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vigna
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vigna
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Vigna
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vigna
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vigna

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Vigna.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=776, retrieved 26 August 2016

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