Vigna antunesii Harms

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Vigna antunesii

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Cleveland Dam, picnic area near carpark

Vigna antunesii

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Christon Bank

Vigna antunesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

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Synonyms: Liebrechtsia ringoetii De Wild.
Vigna hundtii Rossberg
Vigna nuda N.E. Br.
Vigna ringoetii (De Wild.) De Wild.
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb, growing from a woody rootstock, typically flowering before the leaves appear. Stems erect at first later prostrate, occasionally climbing. The keel of the flower has a distinct upward directed pocket, giving the flowers of this species a twisted, asymmetrical look. See Vigna frutescens for comparison.
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Habitat: An early flowering species of seasonally burnt grassland or open woodland.
Altitude range: 1100 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: T
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Content last updated: Sunday 11 October 2015

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

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 147 - 148.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 65.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 26. As Vigna nuda

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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: Species information: Vigna antunesii., retrieved 19 May 2024

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