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Vigna vexillata (L.) A. Rich.
Protologue : Hist. Fis. Cuba, Bot. 10: 191 (1845)
Information on the genus : Vigna
Basionym : Phaseolus vexillatus L.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Phaseolus vexillatus L. (1753)
 Vigna vexillata (L.) A. Rich. var. vexillata
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Phaseolus quadriflorus Hochst. ex A. Rich.
=Vigna vexillata var. dolichonema (Harms) Verdc.
=Vigna dolichonema Harms (1938)
=Vigna crinita A. Rich. (1847)
=Vigna golungensis Baker (1871)
=Vigna phaseoloides Baker (1871)
=Vigna senegalensis A. Chev. (1944)
=Vigna thonningii Hook. f.
=Vigna vexillata var. thonningii (Hook. f.) Baker
=Vigna tuberosa A. Rich.
=Vigna vexillata var. tuberosa (A. Rich.) Chiov.
=Vigna vexillata var. hirta (Hook.) Baker f.
=Vigna hirta Hook. (1844)
=Plectrotropis hirsuta Schumach. & Thonn. (1827)
=Dolichos cylindricus Desv. ex Ham.
Taxon infra-specific
Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia (Schumach. & Thonn.) Baker (1871)
Vigna vexillata var. davyi (Bolus) B. J. Pienaar (1991)
Vigna vexillata var. ovata (E. Mey.) B. J. Pienaar (1991)
Vigna vexillata (L.) A. Rich. var. vexillata
Vigna vexillata var. lobatifolia (Baker) Pasquet (2001)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial climbing or trailing herb 0,3-6 m long, from a tuberous, spindle-shaped woody rootstock, stems sparsely to very densely covered with brown hairs (dried specimens) or often quite pale (fresh specimens) or bristles;
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Ecology : Grassland; grassland with scattered trees; thicket; Acacia, Commiphora bushland; forest; abandonned cultivations; near beach behind dunes; secondary formations; meadows; sunny places; grassy inundated plain; etc...
  Bioko/Fernando Poo; Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa; India; Malaysia; Australia. Pentropical.
  Comprises 3 vars. In our area: [see more in the book]
  GARBA, M. & R. S. PASQUET (1998°. Isozyme diversity in Vigna vexillata (L.) A. Rich. (Fabaceae) complex. S. Afric. J. Bot. 64: 163-175. OGUNDIWIN, E. A. & al. (2005). A genetic linkage map of Vigna vexillata. Pl. Breeding 124: 392-398.
  Perhaps subspontaneous on Mt. Nimba.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Liana; Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Grassland, Freshwater Wetland, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography other :
  • Hist. Phys. Cuba, Pl. Vasc. 440 (1846)
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