3910.010 Pseudovigna (Harms) Verdc.

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

Description of the genus

Trailing or climbing perennial herbs. Stems densely covered in ferrugineous hispid hairs. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; leaflets lobed, with dense appressed silvery hairs on the undersurface; stipules and stipels present. Inflorescences 2–8-flowered axillary pseudoracemes. Calyx 5-lobed, the upper pair partly connate, covered in ferrugineous hispid hairs; corolla glabrous; petals clawed; standard obovate to broadly obovate, auriculate, without appendages. Ovary shortly stipitate to subsessile, oblong, hairy, 3-ovuled. Fruit a pod, oblong, compressed, septate, dehiscent, covered in dark brown hairs, 1–3-seeded. Seeds black, oblong to reniform; aril poorly developed.

Worldwide: One species in tropical Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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argentea (Willd.) Verdc.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Pseudovigna.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=781, retrieved 22 April 2024

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