Vigna vexillata (L.) A. Rich.
var. angustifolia (Schumach.) Baker

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Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance of Sheba Forestry Estate

Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance of Sheba Forestry Estate

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Synonyms: Phaseolus vexillatus L.
Plectrotropis angustifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Common names:
Status: Native
See var. vexillata for general description and notes. This variety is distinguished by the less hairy leaves with longer and much narrower, lanceolate leaflets, up to 12 × 1.5cm; flowers are usually somewhat smaller with almost hairless, short calyx lobes, 2-7 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: vexillata: with a flag, or standard;
angustifolia: narrow-leaved
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2500 m
Flowering time:Aug - Mar
Worldwide distribution: From Senegal to Sudan and Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Possibly also in Asia and Australia
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 20 November 2011

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 93 - 94. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 229.


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Flora of Malawi: Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia
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African Plant Database: Vigna vexillata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Vigna vexillata
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Ispot Southern Africa : Vigna vexillata
JSTOR Plant Science: Vigna vexillata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vigna vexillata
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West African Plants database: Vigna vexillata

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: Species information: Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia., retrieved 30 May 2016

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