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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Vigna

Vigna trilobata (L.) Verdc. in Taxon. 17:172. 1968.

Vern.: Mukni; Jangli-math.

Annual or perennial, prostrate, branches glabrous or pubescent. Leaf trifoliolate, petiole 3.7-7.5 cm long; leaflet 1.2-2.5 cm long, usually as broad, generally 3-lobed, the middle lobe bigger, oblong, broadly spathulate, obtuse, the lateral lobes oblong, broadly spathulate, obtuse or subacute, glabrous to subglabrous; petiolule 1.5-2.5 cm long; stipels small; stipules 4-15 mm long. Inflorescence a few flowered raceme, peduncle c. 8-22.5 cm long. Bract deciduous; bracteoles c. 3 mm long, below the calyx. Pedicel 2.5 mm long. Calyx 2.5 mm long, glabrous, teeth minute. Corolla yellow, 5-6.5 mm long. Fruit 2.5-5.0 cm long, c. 3 mm broad, glabrous or sparingly pubescent, 6-12-seeded.

Fl.Per.: October.

Type: Plukenet, Alm. Bot. Phytogr.t.120.f.3. Sind, J.E.Stocks 538 (K).

Distribution: Pakistan, (Sind, Punjab); India; Ceylon; Burma; Afghanistan; Malay Isles.


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