African Plant Database

Wajira virescens (Thulin) Thulin & Lavin
Protologue : Syst. Bot. 29(4): 913 (2004)
Information on the genus : Wajira
Basionym : Vigna virescens Thulin
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vigna virescens Thulin (1991)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Woody climber to 5 m or more long; young stems appressed pubescent with retrorse hairs, older stems to 1 cm thick, glabrous, straw-colored or greyish, epidermis peeling in strips, apparently lacking corky ridges.
Ecology : Deciduous bushland or woodland on limestone hillsides, sanstone escarpments, granitic outcrops; 140-1260 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Thullin, M., M. Lavin & al. (2004). Phylogeny and Biogeography of Wajira (Leguminosae): A Monophyletic Segregate of Vigna Centered in the Horn of Africa Region. Syst. Bot. 29[4]: 913-915 
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Record n°182935 modified 2007-03-15
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