Indigofera roseo-caerulea Baker f.

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Indigofera roseo-caerulea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Indigofera roseo-caerulea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Indigofera roseo-caerulea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Indigofera roseo-caerulea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Indigofera roseo-caerulea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Indigofera roseo-caerulea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

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Frequency: Very local
Status: Native
Description:
Soft-woody shrub up to 3 m high with brown or whitish strigose, mostly appressed hairs. Leaves imparipinnate, 6-15 cm long, with 12-21 leaflets; petiole17-30 mm long; stipules linear-lanceolate, 4-8 mm long, spreading or reflexed. Leaflets elliptic oblong, 9-30 mm long, often with a mucro at the apex, sparsely strigose with biramous hairs on both surfaces; terminal leaflet somewhat smaller and often obovate. Inflorescences in dense racemes, 20-50-flowered, 2-12 cm long on peduncles 2-6.5 cm long. Calyx 1.5-2.5 mm long, densely strigose with brown hairs; lobes lanceolate to broadly triangular, shorter than or equalling ; lower lobe longest. Corola 8-10 mm long with standard densely white velvety on the back. Pods 32-40 mm long, upturned at the apex more or less hairless or sparsely anf minutely strigose.
Type location:
Uganda, Mt. Elgon
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: roseo-caerulea: pinkish-blue
Habitat: Forest margins, secondary forest and in bush clumps in montane grassland.
Altitude range: 2000 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Northern Malaw and Zambia (Nyika only).
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s):
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Content last updated: Friday 3 May 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 163.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 61.

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Page 107.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Indigofera roseo-caerulea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=200070, retrieved 25 February 2021

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