African Plant Database

Vigna radicans Welw. ex Baker
Information on the genus : Vigna
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vigna wittei Baker f.
=Vigna kassneri R. Wilczek (1954)
=Vigna oubanguensis Pellegr. (1945)
=Vigna stenodactyla Harms (1933)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or perennial trailing or entirely prostrate herb, to 1,8 m long, or sometimes suberect and short, ± 15 cm tall; stems slender, rooting at the nodes, densely covered with spreading yellowish or dark brown bristly hairs; rootstock slender, fusiform.
Ecology : Remarquably gregarious, resembling clover in European meadows; damp pastures; savanna; sandy plains near lake; grassland; dry woodland; dambos and flood plains; roadsides; 250-1900 m alt.
  Intermediates occur between this species and V. reticulata.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Kew Bull. 56[4]: 224 (2001)
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Record n°68160 modified 2007-04-19
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