Indigofera charlieriana Schinz
subsp. sessilis (Chiov.) Schrire
var. sessilis (Chiov.) J.B. Gillett

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Indigofera charlieriana subsp. sessilis var. sessilis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District

Indigofera charlieriana subsp. sessilis var. sessilis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District

Indigofera charlieriana subsp. sessilis var. sessilis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District

Indigofera charlieriana subsp. sessilis var. sessilis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District

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Synonyms: Indigofera charlieriana Schinz var. sessilis (Chiov.) J.B. Gillett
Indigofera linearis DC. var. sessilis Chiov.
Indigofera relaxata N.E. Br.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate to erect annual herb up to 80 cm high, growing from a taproot. Stems many-branched, yellowish-green, angular, ribbed, more or less densely white strigose. Leaves pinnately 3-5-foliolate; leaflets linear to narrowly lanceolate or elliptic-oblong, 12-50 mm long, more or less densely appressed strigose; lateral leaflets often smaller; stipules lanceolate, 1-5 mm long.Flowers in racemes up to 12 cm long, sessile or with a very short peduncle up to 3 mm long. Corolla 3.5-5.5 mm long,orange-carmineto red with the standard whitish strigose on the back. Pod 11-36 mm long, reflexed, curved or straight, flat with a continuous midridge, sparsely strigose and the style base forming an apical beak.
Notes: Specimen in the images appears to be a first record for the Gaza-Inhambane Division.
Derivation of specific name: charlieriana: after Captain H.A. Charlier (?-1887), Director of the German company dealing with administration of South-West Africa (now Namibia).
sessilis: sessile, without a stalk, referring to the inflorescences.
Habitat: In low-altitude woodland mopane woodland and scrub.
Altitude range: 0 - 400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Coastal areas from Somalia to KwaZulu-Natal South Africa and inland in Southeastern Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga South Africa. Also in Benin where it is probably introduced.
Mozambique distribution: N,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Monday 15 August 2016
Literature:

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 36 - 39.

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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 charlieriana subsp. sessilis var. sessilis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=198870, retrieved 12 November 2019

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