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Wajira grahamiana (Wight & Arn.) Thulin & Lavin
Information on the genus : Wajira
Basionym : Phaseolus grahamianus Wight & Arn.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vigna grahamiana (Wight & Arn.) Verdc. (1970)
 Dolichos grahamianus (Wight & Arn.) Niyomdham
 Phaseolus grahamianus Wight & Arn.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Phaseolus schimperi Taub.
=Phaseolus macrorhynchus Harms (1900)
=Vigna macrorhyncha (Harms) Milne-Redh. (1936)
=Phaseolus stenocarpus Harms (1902)
=Vigna proboscidella Chiov. (1911)
=Dolichos subcarnosus Wight & Arn.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herbaceous or rarely slightly climber to 4 m long, from a ± woody rootstock to 10 cm thick;
Ecology : Savanna; grassland; bushland; woodland; forest of different types; often in areas subject to seasonal burning; 0-2100 m alt.
  Saudi Arabica; S India, Sri Lanka.

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

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]: 908-910
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carte afrique num 183729
Record n°183729
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