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

Mozambique: 22 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)
Vigna frutescens subsp. frutescens var. frutescens

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
antunesii HarmsTDescription, Image
comosa Baker subsp. comosa N,ZImage
frutescens A. Rich. subsp. frutescens var. frutescens Z,T,MSDescription, Image
gazensis Baker f.MSDescription, Image
hosei (Craib) BackerZ
juncea Milne-Redh. var. juncea T
kirkii (Baker) GillettN,Z
luteola (Jacq.) Benth.Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
marina (Burm.) Merr.N,MS,GI,M
platyloba Welw. ex HiernN
pygmaea R.E. Fr.N,MSDescription, Image
radiata (L.) R. Wilczek var. sublobata (Roxb.) Verdc.MS
reticulata Hook. f.N,Z
schlechteri HarmsMSDescription, Image
unguiculata (L.) Walp.[Agg]N,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. pawekiae PasquetMS
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. pubescens (R. Wilczek) PasquetN,MS,M
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. stenophylla (Harv.) Maréchal, Mascherpa & StainierMS,M
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. tenuis (E. Mey.) Maréchal, Mascherpa & StainieN,MS,GI,M
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. unguiculata var. spontanea (Schweinf.) PasquetN,Z,M
vexillata (L.) A. Rich. var. vexillata N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
vexillata (L.) A. Rich. var. angustifolia (Schumach.) BakerN,Z,MS,MDescription, 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: cultivated Vigna
Flora of Zambia: Vigna
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Vigna.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=776, retrieved 5 March 2024

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