Indigofera flavicans Baker

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Indigofera flavicans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

Indigofera flavicans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hwange NP, on loop from Main Camp through Dopi Pan

Indigofera flavicans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hwange NP, on loop from Main Camp through Dopi Pan

Indigofera flavicans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

Indigofera flavicans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kandahar Fishing site 10, Zambezi National Park.

Indigofera flavicans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kandahar Fishing site 10, Zambezi National Park.

Indigofera flavicans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kandahar Fishing site 10, Zambezi National Park.

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Synonyms: Indigofera diphylla sensu Eyles non Vent.
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Status: Native
Description:
Spreading perennial herb with prostrate stems. Leaves 1-3-foliolate, often 2-foliolate with terminal leaflet broadly oblong-elliptic to obovate, 14-70 mm long, covered in whitish hairs. Flowers in dense axillary racemes, up to 7 cm long, rarely longer. Flowers carmine-pink. Pod spreading or reflexed, 6-12 mm long, constricted at intervals, densely greyish hairy, with an upcurved apical beak.
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Habitat: In open places, in sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola, Namibia and Limpopo, North-West, Free State, Northern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 22 February 2016
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 170. (Includes a picture).

Kativu, S. (2008). Alliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Page 61.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 48.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 74. (Includes a picture).

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 57 - 58.

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 212.


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African Plant Database: Indigofera flavicans
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Indigofera flavicans
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Indigofera flavicans
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Indigofera flavicans
Ispot Southern Africa : Indigofera flavicans
JSTOR Plant Science: Indigofera flavicans
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Indigofera flavicans
Tropicos: Indigofera flavicans
West African Plants database: Indigofera flavicans


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 flavicans.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128900, retrieved 31 May 2016

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