Indigofera cecilii N. E. Br.

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Indigofera cecilii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba.

Indigofera cecilii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba.

Indigofera cecilii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba.

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Status: Native
Sub-shrubby perennial, usually less than 1 m tall. Most parts covered in silvery-white hairs. Leaves imparipinnate with 6-9 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet. Leaflets oblong to narrowly obovate, blue-green above, densely whitish velvety below. Flowers in axillary spike-like inflorescences, up to 12 cm long, reddish-pink; bracts and stalks covered in dense whitish hairs. fruit (?).
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Habitat: In grassland, bracken scrub and along road sides.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 12 October 2008

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

Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa. A checklist. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Page 296.

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 92 - 93.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 67.


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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 cecilii., retrieved 20 February 2018

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