MacKinder, B. et al. (2001) Papilionoideae FZ 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 tropicsThe larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
|No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species
Other sources of information about Vigna:Flora of Zimbabwe
: native/naturalised Vigna pageePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center): VignaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: VignaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for VignaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): VignaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Vigna.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=776, retrieved 27 May 2013