African Plant Database

Vigna reticulata Hook. f.
Protologue : Niger Fl. 310 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Vigna
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vigna linearifolia Hook. f. (1849)
 Vigna reticulata var. linearifolia (Hook. f.) Baker
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vigna andongensis Baker (1871)
=Vigna polytricha Baker (1889)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or perennial trailing or climbing herb 0,3-3 m long; stem densely covered with retrorse or spreading yellowish-brown hairs.
Ecology : Imundated places; hollows; edge of forest; grassland; woodland; grassy woods; miombo woodland; rocky and sandy places; savanna; termite mounds; also as a weed: fallow land, cultivations; 0-2400 m alt.
  Not collected in Ethiopia since the 1840's.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Vine; Subhumid, Dry; Grassland, Anthropic; 0-499 m; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:251 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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