Indigofera paniculata Vahl ex Pers.
subsp. gazensis (Baker f.) J.B. Gillett

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Indigofera paniculata subsp. gazensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Muhohwa River, The Corner, Chimanimani

Indigofera paniculata subsp. gazensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Muhohwa River, The Corner, Chimanimani

Indigofera paniculata subsp. gazensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Muhohwa River, The Corner, Chimanimani

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Status: Native
Erect strigose annual herb. Leaves simple; lamina 6 × 50 mm, linear-lanceolate. Inflorescence a much-branched panicle; upper bracts minute, passing into the leaves below. Calyx small, 1-2 mm. Standard and keel 3.5 mm, strigose outside. Ovary with 2 ovules. Pod 4-5 mm long, strigose-hispid.
Derivation of specific name: paniculata: with a branched racemose or cymose inflorescence (panicle)
Habitat: Grassland, forest margins and by streams.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
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Content last updated: Sunday 12 October 2008

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 222.

Gillett, J.B., Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (1971). Leguminosae (Part 3) subfamily Papilionoideae (1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 231 - 233. (Includes a picture).

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 167 - 168.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 100. as Indigofera paniculata

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Flora of Malawi: Indigofera paniculata subsp. gazensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Indigofera paniculata subsp. gazensis

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Indigofera paniculata subsp. gazensis., retrieved 19 February 2018

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