Indigofera baumiana Harms

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Indigofera baumiana

Habit
Kalahari woodland
Musole area, Sesheke District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Indigofera baumiana

Inflorescence
Kalahari woodland
Musole area, Sesheke District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Indigofera baumiana

Flower
Kalahari woodland
Musole area, Sesheke District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Indigofera baumiana

Flower
Kalahari woodland
Musole area, Sesheke District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub or suffrage up to 1.2 m tall, often flowering on annual shoots arising from a woody rootstock. Stems erect to spreading, sparsely to densely pubescent or pilose to shortly villous. Leaves pinnate, 7-19-foliolate, 2-12 cm long; terminal leaflet 5-23 x 2.5-17 mm, obovate or elliptic, sparsely to densely hairy above and below. Inflorescences racemose, 2-10 cm long, densely many flowered. Calyx 1.5-3 mm, densely hairy; lobes broadly triangular, shorter than tube. Corolla 13-19 mm long, pointed at apex in bud. Pod 35-60 x 3-4 mm, cylindrical, glabrous. Seeds 6-10, 2.5-3.5 x 2-2.5 mm, squarish to oblong, dark brown.
Type location:
Angola
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: baumiana : after Hugo Baum (1866-1950), German botanist and horticulturalist who participated in expeditions along the Cunene and Zambezi rivers where he made many collections.
Habitat: Miombo and Cryptosepalum woodland, wooded grassland, mutemwa thicket or open dambos, in sand often near rivers or rocky outcrops.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Angola, Namibia (Caprivi Strip), Zambia and Tanzania
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,S,W
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 10 April 2024
Literature:

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Page 105.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Indigofera baumiana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=200050, retrieved 27 May 2024

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