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Useful Tropical Plants

Vigna antunesii

Harms

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Vigna hundtii Rossberg

Vigna nuda N.E.Br.

Vigna ringoetii (De Wild.) De Wild.

Liebrechtsia ringoetii De Wild.

Common Name:

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General Information

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[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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1441
Title
Eminia, Rhynchosia et Vigna (Fabacées) à̀ complexes amylolytiques employés dans la région Zambésienne pour la fabric
Publication
Belgian Journal of Botany 125:41-60; January 1992
Author
Pauwels L.; Mulkay P.; Ngoy K.; Delaude C.
Publisher
 
Year
1992
ISBN
 
Description
 
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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'.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

Tropical Africa - southern DR Congo, Tanzania, Angola, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zimbabwe

Habitat

Seasonally burnt grassland; dry forest; at elevations from 900 - 2,000 metres[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.20 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The roots are used as a sweetening agent when making a very popular, traditional, mildly alcoholic drink known as 'munkoyo beer'[
1441
Title
Eminia, Rhynchosia et Vigna (Fabacées) à̀ complexes amylolytiques employés dans la région Zambésienne pour la fabric
Publication
Belgian Journal of Botany 125:41-60; January 1992
Author
Pauwels L.; Mulkay P.; Ngoy K.; Delaude C.
Publisher
 
Year
1992
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. 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[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
,
1441
Title
Eminia, Rhynchosia et Vigna (Fabacées) à̀ complexes amylolytiques employés dans la région Zambésienne pour la fabric
Publication
Belgian Journal of Botany 125:41-60; January 1992
Author
Pauwels L.; Mulkay P.; Ngoy K.; Delaude C.
Publisher
 
Year
1992
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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