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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.