Vigna schlechteri Harms

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Vigna schlechteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Vigna schlechteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Vigna schlechteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Vigna schlechteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

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Synonyms: Dolichos reticulata Schltr.
Vigna galpinii Burtt Davy
Vigna nervosa Markötter
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial creeper or twiner with hairless or slightly pubescent stems. Leaves 3-foliolate with leaflets, 2-3 cm long; petiole 1.7-4 cm long; stipules peltate, 5-11 mm long. Flowers 8-9 mm long on a peduncle up to 1.2 cm long. Standard Pink with 2 whitish marks from the base; keel without a beak, slightly twisted towards the left. Pod linear-cylindrical, c. 3.5 cm long, haieless with a straight beak.
Derivation of specific name: schlechteri : after Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter (1872-1925), German botanist, traveler and plant collector in Africa.
Habitat: Grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1800 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Saturday 3 August 2013

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 58. As Vigna nervosa

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

Goodier, R. & Phipps, J.B. (1961). A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page 57. as Vigna galpinii

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Page 149.

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.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 94.

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Flora of Mozambique: Vigna schlechteri

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vigna schlechteri
African Plant Database: Vigna schlechteri
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vigna schlechteri
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vigna schlechteri
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vigna schlechteri
JSTOR Plant Science: Vigna schlechteri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vigna schlechteri
Plants of the World Online: Vigna schlechteri
Tropicos: Vigna schlechteri
Wikipedia: Vigna schlechteri

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: Species information: Vigna schlechteri., retrieved 25 February 2024

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