Indigofera demissa Taub.

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Indigofera demissa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Indigofera demissa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Indigofera demissa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Indigofera demissa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Indigofera demissa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

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Synonyms: Indigofera bakeriana R. Vig.
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Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate, annual, often form mats. Stems and leaves with appressed medifixed hairs. Leaves imparipinnate, with 5-7 leaflets. Leaflets obovate, up to 8 × 4 mm, terminal leafltet larger than lateral, with appressed medifixed hairs. Stipules filiform up to 3 mm long. Inflorescences axillary, 4-8-flowered; pedicels 2-3 mm long; bracts persistent c 1 mm long. Calyx deeply divided. Corolla dull red. Pod 2.5-4 mm long, 1-2-seeded, dehiscent.
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Habitat: In open grassy areas and along roadsides.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC (Shaba), Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Madagascar.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C,Lk,W
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Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 69.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 221.

Gillett, J.B., Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (1971). Leguminosae (Part 3) subfamily Papilionoideae (1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 225.

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 48.

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 159 - 160. (Includes a picture).

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 212.

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Flora of Caprivi: Indigofera demissa
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Indigofera demissa

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Indigofera demissa
African Plant Database: Indigofera demissa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Indigofera demissa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Indigofera demissa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Indigofera demissa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Indigofera demissa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Indigofera demissa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Indigofera demissa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Indigofera demissa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Indigofera demissa
Ispot Southern Africa: Indigofera demissa
JSTOR Plant Science: Indigofera demissa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Indigofera demissa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Indigofera demissa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Indigofera demissa
Tropicos: Indigofera demissa


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Indigofera demissa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128780, retrieved 23 July 2019

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