Indigofera rhytidocarpa Benth. ex Harv.
var. rhytidocarpa

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Indigofera rhytidocarpa var. rhytidocarpa

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Indigofera rhytidocarpa var. rhytidocarpa

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Indigofera rhytidocarpa var. rhytidocarpa

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Indigofera rhytidocarpa var. rhytidocarpa

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Indigofera rhytidocarpa var. rhytidocarpa

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

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Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate, ascending to erect, annual or perennial herb, up to 40 cm tall, growing from a taproot. Stems much-branched, yellowish-green, angular, ribbed, sparsely or densely whitish strigose hairy. Leaves 1-3-foliolate; terminal leaflet linear-lanceolate, 1-6 cm long, appressed strigose hairy on both surfaces; lateral leaflets, if present usually smaller; petiole 3-16 mm long; rhachis prolonged beyond lateral leaflets 1-8 mm. Stipules linear-lanceolate, 3-7 mm long, more or less erect. Raceme 2-5 cm long, including peduncle. Corolla 4-4.5 mm long, orange-carmine to red, whitish strigose on the back of the standard. Pods reflexed, curved, flat with conspicuous raised veining, 7-22 mm long, densely spreading strigose; style base forming an erect beak.
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Habitat: Open sandy areas in woodland, grassland, bushveld and thorn scrub, along roadsides or in seasonally inundated areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 140 m
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Limpopo, North-West, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Free State, Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 28 July 2016
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 34.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 22.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 222.

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 49.

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 32 - 33.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 68.


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Flora of Botswana: Indigofera rhytidocarpa var. rhytidocarpa
Flora of Mozambique: Indigofera rhytidocarpa var. rhytidocarpa

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Indigofera rhytidocarpa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Indigofera rhytidocarpa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Indigofera rhytidocarpa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Indigofera rhytidocarpa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Indigofera rhytidocarpa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Indigofera rhytidocarpa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Indigofera rhytidocarpa
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Indigofera rhytidocarpa
JSTOR Plant Science: Indigofera rhytidocarpa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Indigofera rhytidocarpa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Indigofera rhytidocarpa
Plants of the World Online: Indigofera rhytidocarpa
Tropicos: Indigofera rhytidocarpa
Wikipedia: Indigofera rhytidocarpa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Indigofera rhytidocarpa var. rhytidocarpa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129230, retrieved 27 November 2020

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