Indigofera praticola Baker f.
var. praticola

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Indigofera praticola var. praticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain Edge, Gorongosa National Park

Indigofera praticola var. praticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain Edge, Gorongosa National Park

Indigofera praticola var. praticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain Edge, Gorongosa National Park

Indigofera praticola var. praticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain Edge, Gorongosa National Park

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Status: Native
Description:
Spreading annual up to 50 cm long. Leaves 3-5(9)-foliolate. Leaflets oblong-lanceolate, up to 3 cm long but often shorter, hairless above, strigose beneath, rounded to sometimes notched at the apex. Stipules subulate-filiform, c. 5 mm long. Inflorescences many-flowered axillary racemes. Calyx deeply divided, up to 2 mm long, shorter than the stamens. Corolla orange-red; standard strigulose on the outside. Pod flattened, straight, 2-4-seeded, dehiscent, strigose.
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Habitat: In sandy and alluvial ground.
Altitude range: 10 - 1100 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Caprivi-Namibia.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI
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Content last updated: Saturday 25 June 2016
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 22. As Indigofera praticola

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. as Indigofera praticola

Gillett, J.B., Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (1971). Leguminosae (Part 3) subfamily Papilionoideae (1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 223.

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 49. as Indigofera praticola

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 35 - 37. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 68. as Indigofera praticola

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Flora of Botswana: Indigofera praticola var. praticola
Flora of Caprivi: Indigofera praticola var. praticola
Flora of Malawi: Indigofera praticola var. praticola
Flora of Zambia: Indigofera praticola var. praticola
Flora of Zimbabwe: Indigofera praticola var. praticola

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Indigofera praticola
African Plant Database: Indigofera praticola
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Indigofera praticola
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Indigofera praticola
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Indigofera praticola
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Indigofera praticola
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Indigofera praticola
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Indigofera praticola
iNaturalist: Indigofera praticola
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Indigofera praticola
JSTOR Plant Science: Indigofera praticola
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Indigofera praticola
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Indigofera praticola
Plants of the World Online: Indigofera praticola
The Plant List (version 1.1): Indigofera praticola
Tropicos: Indigofera praticola
Wikipedia: Indigofera praticola


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Indigofera praticola var. praticola.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129200, retrieved 18 October 2019

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