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Vigna vexillata (L.) A.Rich.
Wild Cow Pea
Common in North Queensland.

Two varieties are featured here.

Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia
Vigna vexillata var. youngiana


Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia (Schumann. & Thonn.) Baker
This species was collected by Banks and Solander at  Cooktown in 1770.


Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia
Description:Flowers Description:Flower
  Location:Corner Gulf & Kennedy Development Roads,  North Queensland Location:Silver Valley Road, Herberton Range, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:18˚08.3190S, 14448.7656E GPS coordinates:17˚25.9006S, 14518.8514E
  Date:22 January 2017 Date:13 January 2008
  Field No.:5957 Field No.:U903
  Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia
 
Description:Leaves - narrow Description:Plant in habitat
  Location:Silver Valley Road, Herberton Range, North Queensland Location:Corner Gulf & Kennedy Development Roads,  North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚25.9006S, 14518.8514E GPS coordinates:18˚08.3190S, 14448.7656E
  Date:13 January 2008 Date:22 January 2017
  Field No.:U903 Field No.:5957
     
  Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia
 
  Description:Plant Description:Leaves
  Location:Corner Gulf & Kennedy Development Roads,  North Queensland Location:Corner Gulf & Kennedy Development Roads,  North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:18˚08.3190S, 14448.7656E GPS coordinates:18˚08.3190S, 14448.7656E
  Date:22 January 2017 Date:22 January 2017
  Field No.:5957 Field No.:5957
     
  Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flower - side view
  Location:Ewamian Creek, Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland Location:Ewamian Creek, Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:18˚07.5546S, 14356.5452E GPS coordinates:18˚07.5546S, 14356.5452E
  Date of photo:26 April 2018 Date of photo:26 April 2018
  Field No.:6515 Field No.:6515
     
  Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia
 
  Description:Leaf Description:Leaf - underside
  Location:Ewamian Creek, Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland Location:Ewamian Creek, Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:18˚07.5546S, 14356.5452E GPS coordinates:18˚07.5546S, 14356.5452E
  Date of photo:26 April 2018 Date of photo:26 April 2018
  Field No.:6515 Field No.:6515
     
  Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia Vigna vexillata var. angustifolia
 
  Description:Flower and leaves Description:Plant in habitat
  Location:Ewamian Creek, Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland Location:Ewamian Creek, Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:18˚07.5546S, 14356.5452E GPS coordinates:18˚07.5546S, 14356.5452E
  Date of photo:26 April 2018 Date of photo:26 April 2018
  Field No.:6515 Field No.:6515
     
     

Vigna vexillata var. youngiana F.M.Bailey
This variety has larger leaves.
 
  Vigna vexillata var. youngiana Vigna vexillata var.  youngiana
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flower and leaves
  Location:Mt Fox, North Queensland Location:Mt Fox, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:18˚49.8430S, 14552.9060E GPS coordinates:18˚49.8430S, 14552.9060E
  Date:22 March 2008 Date:22 March 2008
  Field No.:U904 Field No.:U904
     
     
References (accessed 7 May 2018):

http://sgaptownsville.org.au/Vigna-vexillata.html


Williams, K.A.W. (1987), Native Plants of Queensland 3:314

http://eflora.nt.gov.au/factsheet?id=2545

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