Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Indigofera charlieriana Schinz var. lata J.B.Gillett

Indigofera charlieriana var lata


Family: Fabaceae
Full name: Indigofera charlieriana Schinz var. lata J.B.Gillett
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): -
Status: Native
Description: A slender, spreading, sparingly strigulose annual, up to 20 cm tall. Stipules subulate, ±2 mm long; rhachis prolonged ±2-4 mm beyond the lateral leaflets, up to 5 cm long in all, including the 1-2 cm long petiole; leaflets 1-3-jugate, linear, up to 3.5 cm long, less than 2 mm wide. Racemes many-flowered, sessile, shorter than the subtending leaf. Stamens ±3.5 mm long, less than twice as long as the deeply divided calyx. Corolla caducous. Pod ±25 mm long, 1.6-1.8 mm wide, gently upcurved towards the acute tip, ±15-seeded. Seeds rectangular, ±2 x 1.5 mm, with a ridge down each side, mottled.

Stamens 4–5 mm long; style 1.5–2.5 mm long; leaves pinnately 3–9 foliolate --> subsp. charlieriana
Stamens 3–3.5 mm long; style c. 1 mm long; leaves pinnately 3–5 foliolate --> subsp. sessilis

Subsp. charlieriana
Pods (16)18–36 × 1.8–2.2(2.3) mm, slightly curved; apex ± acute, tapering to the beak, seeds 6–15; petiole (4)7–26 mm long; peduncle 0.5–3(5) mm long .... var. charlieriana
Pods 11–17(19) × 2.4–2.7 mm, straight; apex ± blunt, curving to the upper suture and a forward-pointing beak, seeds 4–6; petiole 2–6(9) mm long; peduncle (5)9–22 mm long .... var. lata

Subsp. sessilis
Fruiting racemes (2)3–10 cm long; pods sparsely strigose var. sessilis
Fruiting racemes 1–2(3) cm long; pods densely strigose var. scaberrima
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 24 Mar 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/1000 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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