Indigofera rhynchocarpa Welw. ex Baker
var. rhynchocarpa

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Indigofera rhynchocarpa var. rhynchocarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Indigofera rhynchocarpa var. rhynchocarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Common names: Beak-fruited indigo tree (English) Hockey stick tree (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Mostly a shrub but occasionally a small tree. The flowers are small and inconspicuous but the fruits have a very distinct "hockey-stick" shape.
Derivation of specific name: rhynchocarpa: with beaked fruit
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Angola. Burundi, CAR, DRC, Rwanda, Chad, Nigeria, Togo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 13 June 2010

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Indigofera rhynchocarpa
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Indigofera rhynchocarpa var. rhynchocarpa., retrieved 18 December 2017

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