Indigofera subcorymbosa Baker
var. subcorymbosa

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Indigofera subcorymbosa var. subcorymbosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Indigofera subcorymbosa var. subcorymbosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

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Common names:
Status: Native
Slender branched shrub up to 3 m tall. Young stems green, ridged with sparse whitish hairs. Leaves imparipinnate with 5-9 oblong-elliptic leaflets up to 4 × 2.5 cm, light green, thinly textured, roughly hairy on both surfaces; rhachis grooved along the top. Flowers in axillary racemes, 15-30-flowered, pink. Pod 4-angled, 2-3 cm long, covered in whitish hairs, with a short apical, upcurved beak.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In rocky areas in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 12 October 2008

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 312. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 370.

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

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 245. As Indigofera subcorymbosa

Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa. A checklist. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Page 326.

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 129 - 130.

Other sources of information about Indigofera subcorymbosa var. subcorymbosa:

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Flora of Mozambique: Indigofera subcorymbosa var. subcorymbosa
Flora of Zambia: Indigofera subcorymbosa var. subcorymbosa

External websites:

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

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 subcorymbosa var. subcorymbosa., retrieved 28 May 2024

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