Indigofera fulgens Wight & Arn.
subsp. fulgens

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Indigofera fulgens subsp. fulgens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road, Catapu, Sofala

Indigofera fulgens subsp. fulgens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road, Catapu, Sofala

Indigofera fulgens subsp. fulgens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road, Catapu, Sofala

Indigofera fulgens subsp. fulgens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Indigofera fulgens subsp. fulgens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Indigofera fulgens subsp. fulgens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Indigofera fulgens subsp. fulgens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

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Status: Native
Description:
Multi-stemmed shrub, up to c. 3 m. Stems and branches with brownish hairs when young, often with a zigzag shape. Leaves imparipinnate with 5-7 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets up to 2.5 × 1.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, hairy on both surfaces. Inflorescences numerous erect axillary spikes. Flowers bright reddish-pink, up to 1.7 cm long; standard twice as long as the keel, pointed. Pods cylindric, up to c. 50 × 4 mm, strongly beaked, bent downwards, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: fulgens: shiny or brightly coloured.
Habitat: In scrub and woodland, particularly on sandy soils.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique and the extreme northeast of South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI
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Content last updated: Thursday 7 September 2017
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 308. (Includes a picture).

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 208 - 209. (Includes a picture).

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 105 - 106.

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


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 fulgens subsp. fulgens.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=173950, retrieved 17 September 2019

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