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

Malawi: 24 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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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
antunesii HarmsCDescription, Image
comosa Baker subsp. comosa SImage
frutescens A. Rich. subsp. frutescens var. frutescens N,CDescription, Image
frutescens A.Rich. subsp. frutescens var. buchneri (Harms) Verdc. N,S
gazensis Baker f.SDescription, Image
heterophylla A.Rich. N,C,S
juncea Milne-Redh. var. corbyi PasquetN,S
kirkii (Baker) GillettS
luteola (Jacq.) Benth.N,C,SDescription, Image
monophylla Taub.N,C
oblongifolia A. Rich. var. oblongifolia SDescription, Image
oblongifolia A. Rich. var. parviflora (Baker) Verdc.S
phoenix Brummitt NDescription, Image
platyloba Welw. ex HiernN,C
pygmaea R.E. Fr.N,C,SDescription, Image
radicans Welw. ex BakerN,C
reticulata Hook. f.N,C
schimperi BakerN
unguiculata (L.) Walp.[Agg]N,C,SDescription, Image
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. pawekiae PasquetN,C,S
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. tenuis (E. Mey.) Maréchal, Mascherpa & StainieS
unguiculata (L.) Walp. subsp. unguiculata var. spontanea (Schweinf.) PasquetN,C,S
vexillata (L.) A. Rich. var. vexillata N,C,SDescription, Image
vexillata (L.) A. Rich. var. angustifolia (Schumach.) BakerNDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Vigna:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Vigna
Flora of Caprivi: Vigna
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated 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:

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, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Vigna.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=776, retrieved 13 April 2024

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