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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subtribe: Phaseolinae
Genus: Wajira
Thulin, 1982
Type species
Wajira albescens Thulin
Map showing distribution of Wajira in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and southern India
Range of the legume genus Wajira
  • Vigna subg. Macrorhynchus Verdc., 1970

Wajira is a small genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae. Species in this genus were formerly considered to belong to the genus Vigna.[2] A key for the genus has been published.[1]


  1. ^ a b Thulin M, Lavin M, Pasquet R, Delgado-Salinas A (2004). "Phylogeny and Biogeography of Wajira (Leguminosae): A Monophyletic Segregate of Vigna Centered in the Horn of Africa Region". Syst Bot. 29 (4): 903–920. doi:10.1600/0363644042451035. JSTOR 25064020.
  2. ^ Delgado-Salinas A, Thulin M, Pasquet R, Weeden N, Lavin M (2011). "Vigna (Leguminosae) sensu lato: the names and identities of the American segregate genera". Am J Bot. 98 (10): 1694–715. doi:10.3732/ajb.1100069. PMID 21980163.