Indigofera nummulariifolia (L.) Livera ex Alston

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Indigofera nummulariifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Indigofera nummulariifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Indigofera nummulariifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Indigofera nummulariifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp, at point bend in road

Indigofera nummulariifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp, at point bend in road

Indigofera nummulariifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp, at point bend in road

Indigofera nummulariifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp, at point bend in road

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Synonyms: Acanthonotus echinatus (Willd.) Benth.
Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC. var. nummulariifolius (L.) Baker
Hedysarum nummulariifolium L.
Indigofera echinata Willd.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual. Stems erect or prostrate, sometimes rooting at the nodes. Leaves simple; lamina 2-4 cm long, elliptic to broadly lanceolate, strigulose above, obscurely gland-dotted beneath. Stipules 2-3 mm long, subulate. Inflorescence an axillary 10-15-flowered raceme; pedicels reflexed. Calyx lobes several times as long as tube. Corolla not much longer than the calyx, orange-red. Pod 1-seeded, indehiscent, sickle-shaped, 3-angled, bearing stiff, hooked spines on the two lower angles.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: nummulariifolia: with leaves like a Nummularia
Habitat: Open sandy ground and on roadside verges
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa; also in Madagascar, India, Sir Lanka and Indo-China.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W
Growth form(s): Annual.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 3 December 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 222.

Gillett, J.B., Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (1971). Leguminosae (Part 3) subfamily Papilionoideae (1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 217 - 218.

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 41 - 43. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 68.


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West African Plants database: Indigofera nummulariifolia


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 nummulariifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129130, retrieved 31 May 2016

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