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Indigofera vicioides Jaub. & Spach var. vicioides


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Indigofera vicioides var vicioides

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Flower and seed pods
20 Dec 2008

Indigofera vicioides var vicioides

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Leaves
20 Dec 2008

Indigofera vicioides var vicioides

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Habit
20 Dec 2008

Indigofera vicioides var vicioides

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Habit
20 Dec 2008

Indigofera vicioides var vicioides

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Leaves and flower
16 Dec 2008

Indigofera vicioides var vicioides

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Leaves
16 Dec 2008



Family: Fabaceae
Full name: Indigofera vicioides Jaub. & Spach var. vicioides
ID status: ID not 100% certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): Indigofera divaricata De Wild.
Indigofera semlikiensis Robyns & Boutique
Indigofera tenuicaulis Klotzsch
Indigofera transvaalensis Baker f.
Status: Native
Description: White, rose-pink to dark pink flowers.

Indigofera vicioides: Spreading annual or perennial herb; branches strigulose to pilose. Stipules spreading, narrowly triangular or subulate-setaceous, up to 5 mm long; rnachis strigulose, up to 5 cm long, including a petiole of 3–7 mm, prolonged up to 5 mm beyond lateral leaflets; leaflets 5–13, narrowly oblong-elliptic or lanceolate, rounded or acute at the apex, apiculate, up to 15 mm long and 5 mm wide. Racemes strigulose to pilose, laxly 5–15-flowered, up to 10 cm long including a peduncle of ± one-third their length; bracts lanceolate, ± 1.5 mm long, very caducous; pedicels up to 1.5 mm long in fruit. Calyx ± 2 mm long; lobes subulate. Corolla pubescent outside. Stamens ± 3 mm long. Pod somewhat torulose, with broad (± 0.5 mm wide) sutures, 8–17 mm long, ± 2 mm wide and 1.8 mm thick, pubescent; endocarp spotted. Seeds 4–8, pitted. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Tropical East Africa)

Indigofera vicioides var vicioides: Annual or perennial. Branches and rhachides of leaves and racemes strigulose. Leaflets glabrous or nearly so above. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Tropical East Africa)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Content last updated: 21 Mar 2018


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