Indigofera dimidiata Walp.

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Indigofera dimidiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Nyanga

Indigofera dimidiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Nyanga

Indigofera dimidiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Nyanga

Indigofera dimidiata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Indigofera dimidiata Walp. var. laxior Baker f.
Indigofera stipularis sensu Eckl. & Zeyh.
Common names: Trifoliolate indigofera (English)
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Perennial herb with prostrate, trailing stems up to 1 m long. Leaves 3-foliolate with broadly elliptic to obovate leaflets, hairless above, sparsely appressed hairy beneath; petiole 8-40 mm long. Stipules conspicuous and spreading, 6-15 mm long, obliquely ovate-acuminate, often cordate at the base. Flowers bright red, in many-flowered racemes on a peduncle, 5-24 cm long. Pods 18-24 mm long, 6-8-seeded.
Notes: A handsome species, easily recognized by the 3-foliolate leaves and conspicuous stipules.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) Above 1800 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Southern Malawi, Mozambique, Eastern Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 6 August 2015

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.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 57, plate 82

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 388 - 389. (Includes a picture).

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Page 28.


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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 dimidiata., retrieved 21 February 2018

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