Indigofera astragalina DC.

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Indigofera astragalina

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Indigofera astragalina

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Indigofera astragalina

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Indigofera astragalina

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Indigofera astragalina

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Indigofera astragalina

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Indigofera astragalina

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms:
Common names: Silky indigo (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or spreading, often somewhat straggling annual herb, up to 1.5m tall. Stems covered with stiff brownish hairs. Leaves imparipinnate with 5-11 leaflets; leaflets up to 4 × 2.5 cm, hairy on both surfaces; petiole up to 2 cm long, hairy. Inflorescences axillary racemes with hairy peduncles up to 25 cm long. Flowers c. 1 cm long, pale pink, darker at the base of the standard. Pods somewhat 4-angled, 10-20 mm long and c. 3 mm wide, densely hairy.
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Habitat: Occurring in sandy soils
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Madagascar, Asia, New-Guinea and Australia. Introduced in the West-Indies.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 18 January 2011
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 69.

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

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 130. (Includes a picture).

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 78 - 80. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 67.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Indigofera astragalina
Tropicos: Indigofera astragalina
West African Plants database: Indigofera astragalina


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 astragalina.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128640, retrieved 31 May 2016

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