Indigofera longipedicellata J.B. Gillett

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Indigofera longipedicellata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Indigofera longipedicellata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Nyangani, Nyanga National Park.

Indigofera longipedicellata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Nyangani, Nyanga National Park.

Indigofera longipedicellata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Nyangani, Nyanga National Park.

Indigofera longipedicellata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Nyangani, Nyanga National Park.

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally fairly common
Status: Native
Description:
Mat-forming perennial herb with prostrate branched stems up to 60 cm long. Leaves pinnately 9-15-foliolate, up to 3 cm long. Leaflets elliptic, 2-5 mm long, hairless above, sparsely hairy beneath; petiole 1-4 mm long; stipules spreading, 1-3-mm long. Inflorescences in racemes 2-7 cm long on peduncles 13-36 mm long; bracts lanceolate to subulate, 1-1.5 mm long, persistent; pedicels 4-7 mm long, slender. Corolla deep pink to red, back of the standard whitish velvety. Pod subcylindrical, 15-19 mm long, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: longepedicellata: with a long flower stalk (pedicel)
Habitat: In dolerite grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1900 - 2560 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the high mountains in the Nyanga-Troutbeck area, Eastern Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Monday 7 January 2019
Literature:

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

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 180.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 141.

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.

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 68 - 69.


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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Indigofera longipedicellata
African Plant Database: Indigofera longipedicellata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Indigofera longipedicellata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Indigofera longipedicellata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Indigofera longipedicellata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Indigofera longipedicellata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Indigofera longipedicellata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Indigofera longipedicellata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Indigofera longipedicellata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Indigofera longipedicellata
Ispot Southern Africa: Indigofera longipedicellata
JSTOR Plant Science: Indigofera longipedicellata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Indigofera longipedicellata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Indigofera longipedicellata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Indigofera longipedicellata
Tropicos: Indigofera longipedicellata


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 longipedicellata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129040, retrieved 25 May 2019

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