African Plant Database

Vigna pygmaea R.E. Fr.
Information on the genus : Vigna
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect pyrophytic herb with several stems 3-30 cm tall, flowering when quite leafless, arising from slender underground rhizomes 1-1,5 mm thick (sometimes swollen into a small knot at ground level);
Ecology : Uapaca woodland; regularly burnt grassland; miombo woodland; savanna with Andropogon; wooded savanna; 900-2300 m alt.
  Not in Cameroon (= V. gracilis ).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: (1992).
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