African Plant Database

Vigna heterophylla A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 218 (1847)  
Information on the genus : Vigna
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vigna pubigera Baker var. pubigera
=Vigna pubigera Baker (1871)
=Vigna ambacensis var. pubigera (Baker) Maréchal & al. (1978)
=Vigna ambacensis Welw. ex Baker (1871)
=Vigna chiovendae Baker f. (1929)
=Vigna heterophylla var. lanceolata R. Wilczek
=Vigna micrantha Chiov. (1911) non Harms
=Vigna stuhlmannii Harms (1902)
=Vigna abyssinica Taub. (1892)
=Vigna abyssinica var. ugandensis Baker f.
=Vigna congoensis Baker f. (1932)
=*Vigna glabra var. villosa auct. sensu Hiern
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or perennial climbing, or rarely suberect herb 0,9-7 m long; stem pubescent, covered with spreading often dark ferruginous hairs 0,5-2 mm long.
Ecology : Grassland; weed in wheat fields; bushland; sometimes by streams and in marshes; hollows; humid sands; along river sides; woodland; 750-2100 m alt.

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

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:250 (2012)
More info on :
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 68131
Record n°68131
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