Indigofera hirsuta L.
var. hirsuta

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Common names:
Status: Native
Type location:
Sri Lanka
Derivation of specific name: hirsuta: covered with long, moderately stiff and not interwoven hairs; hirsute
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,C,S,W
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 44 - 45. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21.

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.

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 78 - 79. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 67.

Other sources of information about Indigofera hirsuta var. hirsuta:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Indigofera hirsuta var. hirsuta
Flora of Malawi: Indigofera hirsuta var. hirsuta
Flora of Mozambique: Indigofera hirsuta var. hirsuta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Indigofera hirsuta var. hirsuta

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Indigofera hirsuta var. hirsuta., retrieved 30 September 2023

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