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

Caprivi: 7 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Actizera stellata (Red-clover Blue)
Cupidopsis cissus (Common meadow blue)
Euchloron megaera (Verdant hawk)
Euchrysops malathana (Common smoky blue)
Leptotes group (Blues)
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SpeciesContent
frutescens A. Rich. subsp. frutescens var. frutescens Description, Image
oblongifolia A. Rich. var. oblongifolia
oblongifolia A. Rich. var. parviflora (Baker) Verdc.
unguiculata (L.) Walp.[Agg]Description, Image
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. dekindtiana (Harms) Verdc.
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. stenophylla (Harv.) Maréchal, Mascherpa & Stainier
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. unguiculata var. spontanea (Schweinf.) Pasquet

Other sources of information about Vigna:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vigna
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vigna
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Vigna
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vigna
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vigna

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Vigna.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=776, retrieved 16 November 2019

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