Indigofera setiflora Baker
var. setiflora

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Indigofera setiflora var. setiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Indigofera setiflora var. setiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Indigofera setiflora var. setiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Indigofera setiflora var. setiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Indigofera accepta N.E. Br.
Indigofera confusa auct.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Erect, much-branched perennial herb, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves imparipinnate with 2-4 pairs of linear to narrowly oblong leaflets. Leaflets distinctly folded upwards along the midrib. Inflorescences axillary. Flowers pink, usually with a whitish spot inside. Pods short and small, up to 8 mm, densely covered in dark brown hairs.
Notes: All records of I. setiflora up to September 2012 have been placed under var. setiflora for the time being.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland, often in rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Saturday 19 November 2005

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21. As Indigofera confusa

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. as Indigofera setiflora

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 84 - 86. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Indigofera setiflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Indigofera setiflora
The Plant List (version 1.1): Indigofera setiflora
Tropicos: Indigofera setiflora

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Indigofera setiflora var. setiflora., retrieved 22 January 2018

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