African Plant Database

Vigna racemosa (G. Don) Hutch. & Dalziel
Information on the genus : Vigna
Basionym : Clitoria racemosa G. Don
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Clitoria racemosa G. Don (1832)
 Vigna racemosa f. glabrescens Baker f.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vigna strophiolata Piper
=Vigna donii Baker (1871)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial climbing herb 0,5-7 m long; stems many, sparsely to densely covered with usually long (1,5-2 mm), spreading, bristly ferrugineous hairs.
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Ecology : Humid places in niayes; forest gallery; rocky outcrop with wet flushes and thin soil with Selaginella njamnjamensis, Aeollanthus spp., Aloe sp. And many annuals, rowing along a/small brook; wooded savanna under shade; road sides; etc...
  Not in Niger (= V. parkeri ).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 68147
Record n°68147
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