Back to Biodiversity Explorer main pageGo to Iziko Museums of Cape Town home pageAbout Biodiversity Explorer - history, goals, etc.Send us your questions about southern African biodiversityPeople who have contributed content and images.Search Biodiversity Explorer

Lablab purpureus

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Family: Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae

Lablab purpureus
Lablab purpureus

Lablab purpureus, by Juliasdale to Mutare rd, N of Nyakupinga river bridge, Zimbabwe. [photos Bart Wursten , Flora of Zimbabwe]

Widespread in Africa, including in southern Africa. Subspecies uncinatus is considered native to southern Africa whereas subspecies purpureus is considered to be naturalised in the region.



Contact us if you can contribute information or images to improve this page.

Biodiversity Explorer home   Iziko home   Search