Vigna luteola (Jacq.) Benth.

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Vigna luteola

Photo: Alistair Hull
In Zambezi river, opposite Nyamepi Camp, Mana Pools

Vigna luteola

Photo: Alistair Hull
In Zambezi river, opposite Nyamepi Camp, Mana Pools

Vigna luteola

Photo: Alistair Hull
In Zambezi river, opposite Nyamepi Camp, Mana Pools

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Synonyms: Dolichos luteolus Jacq.
Dolichos repens L.
Vigna fischeri Harms
Vigna nilotica (Delile) Hook. f.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Twining or trailing perennial herb; stems up to 6 m long. Leaflets 3, 2.5-10 × 0.6-4.5 cm, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate; petiole 1.5-8.5 cm long. Stipule 2-5 mm long, 2-lobed at the base. Flowers and leaves appearing together. Flowers yellow; standard with 2 central appendages; keel slightly twisted towards the right. Pod linear, slightly flattened, curved.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: luteola: yellowish
Habitat: In swamps, on lake shores and by streams and rivers.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Pantropical distribution.
Mozambique distribution: Z,T,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 25 July 2017
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.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 228.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 271. (Includes a picture).

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 125 - 126.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 76. (Includes a picture).

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

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Flora of Botswana: Vigna luteola
Flora of Malawi: Vigna luteola
Flora of Zambia: Vigna luteola
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vigna luteola

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vigna luteola
African Plant Database: Vigna luteola
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Vigna luteola
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vigna luteola
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vigna luteola
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vigna luteola
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vigna luteola
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Vigna luteola
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Vigna luteola
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vigna luteola
Ispot Southern Africa: Vigna luteola
JSTOR Plant Science: Vigna luteola
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vigna luteola
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vigna luteola
The Plant List (version 1.1): Vigna luteola
Tropicos: Vigna luteola


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Vigna luteola.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132220, retrieved 17 October 2017

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