Indigofera charlieriana Schinz
subsp. charlieriana
var. charlieriana

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Indigofera charlieriana subsp. charlieriana var. charlieriana

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Indigofera charlieriana subsp. charlieriana var. charlieriana

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Indigofera charlieriana subsp. charlieriana var. charlieriana

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Indigofera charlieriana subsp. charlieriana var. charlieriana

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

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Synonyms: Indigofera aspera sensu Baker p.p. non DC.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate to erect annual herb, growing from a taproot. Stems much-branched, yellowish-green, angular, ribbed, sparsely to densely whitish strigose with appressed hairs. Leaves pinnate with 3-9 leaflets; terminal leaflet narrowly lanceolate to elliptic-oblong, 12-50 mm long, strigose hairy on both surfaces; lateral leaflets often smaller; petiole 2-26 mm long; rhachis usually prolonged 1-13 mm beyond lateral leaflets. Stipules lanceolate-subulate, 1-5 mm long, more or less erect. Raceme 3-12 cm long, with a peduncle 0.5-2.5 mm long. Corolla 3.5-5.3 mm long, orange-carmine to red, whitish strigose on the back of the standard and the distal margin of the keel. Pod reflexed, curved, 18-36 mm, sparsely strigose.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In mopane, Baikiaea, Terminalia or Acacia mixed woodland and wooded grassland on Kalahari sands and in sandy areas by seasonally inundated pans, dambos, rivers and lake margins.
Altitude range: (metres) 420 - 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana,Namibia and southern Angola.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 28 July 2016
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 221. as Indigofera charlieriana

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 167. (Includes a picture).

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 35 - 38. (Includes a picture).

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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Flora of Botswana: Indigofera charlieriana subsp. charlieriana var. charlieriana
Flora of Caprivi: Indigofera charlieriana subsp. charlieriana var. charlieriana
Flora of Zambia: Indigofera charlieriana subsp. charlieriana var. charlieriana

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Indigofera charlieriana
African Plant Database: Indigofera charlieriana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Indigofera charlieriana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Indigofera charlieriana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Indigofera charlieriana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Indigofera charlieriana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Indigofera charlieriana
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Indigofera charlieriana
Ispot Southern Africa: Indigofera charlieriana
JSTOR Plant Science: Indigofera charlieriana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Indigofera charlieriana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Indigofera charlieriana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Indigofera charlieriana
Tropicos: Indigofera charlieriana


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Indigofera charlieriana subsp. charlieriana var. charlieriana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128700, retrieved 24 May 2019

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