Vigna oblongifolia A. Rich.
var. oblongifolia

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Vigna oblongifolia var. oblongifolia

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Shimabala area, Kafue Distr., Lusaka Province

Vigna oblongifolia var. oblongifolia

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Shimabala area, Kafue Distr., Lusaka Province

Vigna oblongifolia var. oblongifolia

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Shimabala area, Kafue Distr., Lusaka Province

Vigna oblongifolia var. oblongifolia

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Shimabala area, Kafue Distr., Lusaka Province

Vigna oblongifolia var. oblongifolia

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Shimabala area, Kafue Distr., Lusaka Province

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Synonyms: Dolichos dillonii Delile
Vigna hygrophila Harms
Vigna lancifolia A.Rich.
Vigna wilmsii Burtt Davy
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate or climbing annual up to 4.8 m long; stems slender, covered with appressed spreading or reflexed ± bristly hairs; Leaflets 3, 3–12 × 0.2–2.5 cm, rounded to acute and mucronulate at the apex, cuneate or rounded at the base, sparsely appressed pubescent on both surfaces; inflorescences with peduncles 7–35 cm; flowers yellow; calyx pubescent; tube 1–2.5 mm long; lobes 1–2.5 mm long, the upper pair joined to form an apiculate lip, lower lobe twice as long as the others; standard with two central appendages; keel with a short beak, slightly twisted towards the right; pod 2.5–7 cm × 2.5–4.5 mm, slightly compressed, curved or almost straight, slightly constricted between the seeds, covered with appressed, usually mixed pale ferruginous and white bristly hairs, with a short curved beak; Seed 2–4.5 × 2–3.2 × 1–2.2 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: oblongifolia: with oblong-shaped leaves
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Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa to northern South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Annual.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 171.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 127 - 128.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 52.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 74.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 214.


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Flora of Botswana: Vigna oblongifolia var. oblongifolia
Flora of Caprivi: Vigna oblongifolia var. oblongifolia
Flora of Malawi: Vigna oblongifolia var. oblongifolia
Flora of Zambia: Vigna oblongifolia var. oblongifolia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vigna oblongifolia
African Plant Database: Vigna oblongifolia
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vigna oblongifolia
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JSTOR Plant Science: Vigna oblongifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vigna oblongifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vigna oblongifolia
Plants of the World Online: Vigna oblongifolia
Tropicos: Vigna oblongifolia
Wikipedia: Vigna oblongifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Vigna oblongifolia var. oblongifolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132260, retrieved 17 August 2022

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