Indigofera arrecta Hochst. ex A. Rich.

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (8)

Indigofera arrecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Nyakupinga Bridge between Juliasdale and Mutare

Indigofera arrecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Nyakupinga Bridge between Juliasdale and Mutare

Indigofera arrecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Vumba road near Samango Cottage/Westaway.

Indigofera arrecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Vumba road near Samango Cottage/Westaway.

Indigofera arrecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Vumba road near Samango Cottage/Westaway.

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms:
Common names: African indigo (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby perennial up to 2.5 m. Leaves imparipinnate with 6-10 pairs of narrowly elliptic leaflets and a terminal leaflet. Flowers in short dense axillary inflorescences, pale to deep pink; bracts and stalks covered in dense dark hairs. Fruit a straight cylindric pod, 2-3 cm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: arrecta: pointing upwards, diverging from axis at a narrow angle
Habitat: In grassland, open woodland and along road sides and forest margins.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Sunday 6 May 2012
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 221.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 245.

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 132 - 133.


Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Other sources of information about Indigofera arrecta:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Indigofera arrecta
Flora of Zambia: Indigofera arrecta

External websites:

African Plant Database: Indigofera arrecta
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Indigofera arrecta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Indigofera arrecta
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Indigofera arrecta
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Indigofera arrecta
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Indigofera arrecta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Indigofera arrecta
Ispot Southern Africa : Indigofera arrecta
JSTOR Plant Science: Indigofera arrecta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Indigofera arrecta
Tropicos: Indigofera arrecta
West African Plants database: Indigofera arrecta


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Indigofera arrecta.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128630, retrieved 27 July 2016

Site software last modified: 2 July 2016 1:03pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use