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Indigofera heterotricha DC.

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Indigofera heterotricha

Image 1
13 Dec 2008

Indigofera heterotricha

Image 2
Shrub covered in flowers
13 Dec 2008

Indigofera heterotricha

Image 3
21 Mar 2008

Indigofera heterotricha

Image 4
21 Mar 2008

Indigofera heterotricha

Image 5
Flowers and leaves
27 Apr 2008

Indigofera heterotricha

Image 6
06 Apr 2012

Family: Fabaceae
Full name: Indigofera heterotricha DC.
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): Hairy indigo
Synonym(s): Indigofera rudis N.E.Br.
Status: Native
Description: Pink flowers (sometimes white)

Suffruticose, erect; stem, branches and peduncles densely set with horizontal, rigid, gland-tipped bristles; leaves scattered, 4–6 jugate; leaflets (small) cuneate-obovate, obtuse, thick, pale, often complicate, rigidly strigillose and glandular, the terminal sessile; stipules subulate; racemes subspicate, on long petioles, much longer than the leaves, laxly many flowered; calyx segments subulate; petals puberulous; legumes terete, acute, pendulous, strigillose and glandularly setose, several seeded. Root thick and woody. Stems numerous, erect, 6–12 inches high, subsimple or branched from below, rigid, densely gland-bristled, pale green. Leaves subdistant, the common petiole 1–1.25 inch long. Leaflets 2–3 lines long, 1–1.5 wide, usually folded together. Peduncles 5–6 inches long, the raceme occupying 2–3 inches from the extremity; pedicels scarcely 1 line long. Legumes 0.75 inch long, about 8 seeded, spreading or pendulous, pale brown. (from JSTOR Global Plants website)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
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