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: 22 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Actizera stellata (Red-clover Blue) Larval foodplant
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
Vigna antunesii

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
antunesii HarmsN,C,EDescription, Image
frutescens A. Rich. subsp. frutescens var. frutescens N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
gazensis Baker f.EDescription, Image
juncea Milne-Redh. var. corbyi PasquetN,C,E
luteola (Jacq.) Benth.N,EDescription, Image
monophylla Taub.N,W,C
nyangensis Mithen[End]E
oblongifolia A. Rich. var. oblongifolia W,C,E,SDescription, Image
oblongifolia A. Rich. var. parviflora (Baker) Verdc.N,W,C
pygmaea R.E. Fr.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
radiata (L.) R. Wilczek var. sublobata (Roxb.) Verdc.W
radicans Welw. ex BakerN
reticulata Hook. f.N
schlechteri HarmsEDescription, Image
unguiculata (L.) Walp.[Agg]N,W,E,SDescription, Image
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. dekindtiana (Harms) Verdc.N,W
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. pawekiae PasquetE
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. stenophylla (Harv.) Maréchal, Mascherpa & StainierW
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. tenuis (E. Mey.) Maréchal, Mascherpa & StainieN,C,E
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. unguiculata var. spontanea (Schweinf.) PasquetN,W,E,S
vexillata (L.) A. Rich. var. vexillata N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
vexillata (L.) A. Rich. var. angustifolia (Schumach.) BakerN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Vigna:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vigna
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vigna
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vigna
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Vigna
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Vigna
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vigna
JSTOR Plant Science: Vigna
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vigna
Plants of the World Online: Vigna
Tropicos: Vigna
Wikipedia: Vigna

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Vigna.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=776, retrieved 10 December 2023

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