African Plant Database

Vigna parkeri Baker
Protologue : J. Bot. 20: 69 (1882) 
Information on the genus : Vigna
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vigna parkeri Baker subsp. parkeri
Taxon infra-specific
Vigna parkeri subsp. maranguensis (Taub.) Verdc.
Vigna parkeri Baker subsp. parkeri
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial climbing or prostrate herb, sometimes forming mats, 0,1-2 m long; main rootstock rather slender but tough; stems slander, often rooting at the nodes, sparsely to rather densely covered with mostly spreading hairs.
Ecology : Grassland; grassland with scattered trees; thicket; forest; sometimes weed in cultivations; dambos; forest margins; grassy clearings; pathways; savanna; 270-2700 m alt.
  Variable species; further studies needed; intermediates between V. parkeri and V. hosei occur.
  Only subsp. maranguensis in tropical Africa; subsp. parkeri in Madagascar.
  Material from Angola and Cameroon (without fruit) is perhaps conspecific with V. gracilis.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Vine; Subhumid; Grassland, Woodland, Anthropic; 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Africa.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
carte afrique num 129354
Record n°129354
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