Indigofera serpentinicola Schrire

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Indigofera serpentinicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Great Dyke

Indigofera serpentinicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Great Dyke

Indigofera serpentinicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Sutton Mine, Gt Dyke

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Synonyms: Indigofera williamsonii (Harv.) N.E. Br.
Common names:
Frequency: Rare (but locally common in its specialised habitat)
Status: Native
Small, shrubby perennial with showy flowers.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In the serpentine grasslands of the Great Dyke
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe only (Great Dyke)
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
Insects associated with this species:
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Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 222. as Indigofera williamsonii

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 174.

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 49.

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 89 - 91. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Indigofera serpentinicola
African Plant Database: Indigofera serpentinicola
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Indigofera serpentinicola
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Indigofera serpentinicola
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Indigofera serpentinicola
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iNaturalist: Indigofera serpentinicola
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Indigofera serpentinicola
JSTOR Plant Science: Indigofera serpentinicola
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Indigofera serpentinicola
Plants of the World Online: Indigofera serpentinicola
Tropicos: Indigofera serpentinicola
Wikipedia: Indigofera serpentinicola

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Indigofera serpentinicola., retrieved 23 May 2024

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