Indigofera podophylla Harv.

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Indigofera podophylla

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Indigofera podophylla

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Indigofera podophylla

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Indigofera podophylla

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Indigofera podophylla

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Indigofera podophylla

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Indigofera podophylla

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Indigofera podophylla

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Indigofera podophylla

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Status: Native
Description:
Virgate suffrutex, ascending to erect up to 1.5 m high but usually shorter, Growing from a strong woody rootstock. Stems greenish, hairless or strigose, older stems becoming woody. Leaves often clustered on short lateral shoots; combined petiole and leaf axis needle-like, 1-8 cm long; terminal leaflet oblong-oblanceolate up to 12 mm long but falling early and often absent; lateral leaflets absent or vestigial; stipules scale-like, less than 1 mm long. Flowers in sgort axillary racemes of 1-4 cm long. Corolla c. 4.5 mm long pink to red. Pod cylindric, straighr, 12-28 mm long, reedish to brown with broad pale sutures.
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Habitat: On sandy flats and in coastal dune forest, often on degraded soils.
Altitude range: 0 - 100 m
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from Southern Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: GI,M
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Content last updated: Thursday 13 November 2014
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.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 86.

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Page 208.

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Indigofera podophylla.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=205240, retrieved 30 October 2020

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