Indigofera schimperi Jaub. & Spach
var. schimperi

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Indigofera schimperi var. schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main road to camp, Mana Pools National Park

Indigofera schimperi var. schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main road to camp, Mana Pools National Park

Indigofera schimperi var. schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main road to camp, Mana Pools National Park

Indigofera schimperi var. schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main road to camp, Mana Pools National Park

Indigofera schimperi var. schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main road to camp, Mana Pools National Park

Indigofera schimperi var. schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi National Park.

Indigofera schimperi var. schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi National Park.

Indigofera schimperi var. schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi National Park.

Indigofera schimperi var. schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi National Park.

Indigofera schimperi var. schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi National Park.

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Synonyms: Indigofera tettensis Klotzsch
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby perennial herb with spreading or ascending branches, up to 1 m tall but usually shorter, growing from a woody rootstock. Stems. Stems more or less 4-angled or flattened, often densely appressed silvery hairy. Leaves pinnate with 5-8 broadly elliptic to obovate leaflets; terminal leaflet largest, 1-4 cm long. Inflorescence a raceme 5-30 cm long, including the peduncle. Flowers bright pink with the standard greenish to yellowish with pink stripes. Pods cylindrical to 4 angled, spreading or reflexed, mostly 18-36 mm long, straight or curved to sharply bent at the base, densely appressed hairy.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: schimperi: named after Wilhelm Schimper, explorer and collector, particularly in Ethiopia.
Habitat: Grassy areas in mopane and mixed Acacia woodland, on river banks, margins of floodplains and termite mounds, often on black clay soils.
Altitude range: 20 - 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola, Caprivi-Namibia, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Also in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
Mozambique distribution: N,T,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 10 February 2016
Literature:

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 schimperi

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.

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

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 390 - 391. as Indigofera schimperi (Includes a picture).

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 52 - 54. (Includes a picture).

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

Other sources of information about Indigofera schimperi var. schimperi:

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

External websites:

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


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 schimperi var. schimperi.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129260, retrieved 18 September 2018

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