Indigofera circinnata Benth. ex Harv.

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Indigofera circinnata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Indigofera circinnata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office.

Indigofera circinnata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office.

Indigofera circinnata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office.

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Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub, usually less than 1 m, with orange spines. Flowers with gaping lips, bicoloured, white and fleshy-pink. Pods coiled.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: circinnata: (referring to the pods) inwardly coiled upon itself.
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa (Limpopo, North-West, Gauteng and Mpumalanga)
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Images last updated: Sunday 12 October 2008
Literature:

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

Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds) (2003). Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14 Page 515.

Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa. A checklist. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Page 297.

Retief, E. & Herman, P.P.J. (1997). Plants of the northern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters Strelitzia 6 Page 451.

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 30 - 31.

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


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 circinnata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128720, retrieved 25 September 2016

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