Indigofera antunesiana Harms

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Indigofera antunesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tingwa Raphia Palm Botanical Reserve

Indigofera antunesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tingwa Raphia Palm Botanical Reserve

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Synonyms: Indigofera endecaphylla sensu Hiern
Indigofera stenophylla Guill. & Perr. var. nyassae E.G. Baker
Common names:
Status: Native
Small perennial shrub, mostly 0.3-1 m tall, rarely taller, with numerous spreading or stiffly erect stems arising from a woody rootstock. Leaves mostly 5-11-foliolate with lowermost leaves often reduced to 1-3-foliolate; leaflets narrowly oblong to oblanceolate, 1-9 cm long, scabrid above with short stiff hairs, densely appressed hairy beneath; petiole 0-7 mm long. Inflorescences 4-15 cm long including peduncle. Calyx 4-8mm long, densely appressed hairy. Pods 24-52 mm long, strongly spirally curved, densely covered with short rough hairs.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland and grassland near rivers and vleis.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Katanga DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 161.

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 68.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 221.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 61.

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 64 - 65. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Indigofera antunesiana
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Flora of Zambia: Indigofera antunesiana

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Indigofera antunesiana
African Plant Database: Indigofera antunesiana
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Indigofera antunesiana
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Wikipedia: Indigofera antunesiana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Indigofera antunesiana., retrieved 20 May 2024

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