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Vigna lanceolata Benth. var. lanceolata Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Common name: Maloga Bean

Vigna lanceolata var. lanceolata Benth. APNI*

Description: Erect or twining perennial with taproot to 40 cm long; stems to c. 2 m long, sparsely hairy to glabrous.

Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets linear to lanceolate or ovate, 3–8 cm long, 4–35 mm wide, apex acute to ± obtuse, base entire to lobed, sparsely hairy; petiole 2–6 cm long; stipules lanceolate, 2–3 mm long.

Racemes c. 5-flowered; peduncles 7.5–20 cm long. Calyx c. 2 mm long, teeth ± equal to tube. Corolla greenish yellow; standard 7–10 mm long; keel incurved and acute.

Pod ± terete, 2–5 cm long, glabrous or with a few appressed hairs; seeds mostly 4–7.


Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows near creeks and often a weed of cultivation on black soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. N.T.
AVH map***



APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.

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