Indigofera spicata Forssk.

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Indigofera spicata

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Borrowdale Common

Indigofera spicata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common

Indigofera spicata

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Near Lodges, Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Indigofera spicata

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Cleveland Dam

Indigofera spicata

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Cleveland Dam

Indigofera spicata

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In parking area, Halfway House, Headlands

Indigofera spicata

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Hotel La Rochelle

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Synonyms: Indigofera endecaphylla Jacq.
Indigofera neglecta N.E. Br.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with prostrate or semi erect creeping stems growing from a woody rootstock. The leaflets on the compound leaves are arranged alternately. The inflorescences arranged in erect, spike-like racemes, salmon pink to red.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: spicata: arranged in a spike, spicate
Habitat: In sandy grassland, margins of dambos, along roadsides and in cultivated and disturbed places.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1700 m
Flowering time:Sep - May
Worldwide distribution: Guinea-Bissau, Burkina Faso, Congo, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and North West, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. Also in Yemen, Madagascar and Mauritius.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 25 September 2005
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.

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 60 - 61. (Includes a picture).


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


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 spicata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129310, retrieved 7 December 2016

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