Vigna hundtii Rossberg
Vigna nuda N.E.Br.
Vigna ringoetii (De Wild.) De Wild.
Liebrechtsia ringoetii De Wild.
Vigna antunesii is a herbaceous, perennial plant growing from a thick, often extensively branched, frequently horizontal woody rootstock. The stem are at first erect, later becoming prostrate or, less often, climbing; they are usually 60 - 180cm long. The plant nearly always comes into flower before the leaves appear[
The plant is harvested from the wild for its root, which is one of several species used locally to make a very popular alcoholic beverage known as 'munkoyo beer'.
Tropical Africa - southern DR Congo, Tanzania, Angola, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zimbabwe
Seasonally burnt grassland; dry forest; at elevations from 900 - 2,000 metres[
The roots are used as a sweetening agent when making a very popular, traditional, mildly alcoholic drink known as 'munkoyo beer'[
]. The woody rootstock has a number of thick stems developing from the central apex - these can be around 100 - 150cm long and 1cm in diameter[
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