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Vigna luteola (Jacq.) Benth.
Protologue : Fl. Bras. (Martius) 15(1): 194, t. 50, f. 2 (1859) 
Information on the genus : Vigna
Basionym : Dolichos luteolus Jacq.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dolichos luteolus Jacq. (1770)
 Phaseolus luteolus (Jacq.) Gagnep.
 Vigna luteola (Jacq.) Benth. var. luteola
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dolichos luteus Sw. (1788)
=Vigna lutea (Sw.) A. Gray (1854)
=Vigna nilotica (Delile) Hook. f.
=Dolichos niloticus Delile
=Dolichos emarginata P. Beauv.
=Dolichos helicopus (E. Mey.) Steud.
=Scytalis helicopus E. Mey. (1835)
=Vigna brachystachys Benth. (1844)
=Vigna glabra Savi
=Vigna fischeri Harms (1899)
=Vigna jaegeri Harms (1913)
=Vigna mildbraedii Harms
=Vigna bukobensis Harms (1902)
=*Vigna marina subsp. oblonga auct.
=*Vigna oblonga auct.
=Vigna holstii Harms (1899)
=Vigna nigerica A. Chev. (1944)
=Dolichos gangeticus Roxb.
=Dolichos glycinoides Kunth
Taxon infra-specific
Vigna luteola (Jacq.) Benth. var. luteola
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Twining or trailing perennial herb 1,2-6 m long; stems tough, creeping and bearing adventitions roots below; stem spersely covered with appressed hairs to densely covered with spreading ferruginous hairs, or glabrescent.
Ecology : Fresh water shores: swampy grassland; seasonally wet grassland; reedy and sandy lake shores; swamp forest; Papyrus swamps; streams sides; forest edges; 0-2200 m alt.
  BIOKO/Fernando Poo, Malabo Isl.; Egypt; Botswana, Namibia, S. Africa. - Pantropical.
  BOSCH, C. H. (2004). Vigna luteola (Jacq.) Benth. In : GRUBBEN, G. J. H. & O. A. DENTON, Eds., Ressources végétales de l'Afrique tropical 2. Légumes [traduction de: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 2. Vegetables]: 617-618. Fondation PROTA, Wageningen
  V. marina , V. oblongifolia are very close; also confused with V. o-wahuensis Vogel.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Vine; Humid, Subhumid, Dry; Freshwater Wetland, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:250 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 4: 214 (1989).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 355 (1999).
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