Indigastrum costatum (Guill. & Perr.) Schrire
subsp. macrum (E. Mey.) Schrire

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Indigastrum costatum subsp. macrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Indigastrum costatum subsp. macrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Indigastrum costatum subsp. macrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Indigastrum costatum subsp. macrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Indigofera costata Guill. & Perr. subsp. macra (E. Mey.) J.B. Gillett
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Status: Native
Description:
Annual or perennial shrubby herb, up to 1 m tall, with erect or spreading stems, sometimes woody at the base. Leaves 5-11-foliolateup to 60 mm long; leaflets elliptic-oblong, lanceolate or linear, up to 35mm long, almost hairless above, densely strigose beneath; stipules lanceolate-subulate, 1-5 mm long, erect, spreading or reflexed. Inflorescences long pedunculate racemes, up to 22cm long, more or less densely many-flowered. Flowers reddish-pink with wings twisted outwards away from the keel. Pods cylindric, 25-40 mm long, densely appresed strigose.
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Habitat: In a variety of deciduous woodland and grassland habitats, sometimes along streams or in old cultivated fields.
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Botswana distribution: N,SE
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Content last updated: Friday 18 August 2023
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 33.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 221. as Indigofera costata macra

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 48. As Indigofera costata subsp. macra

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 6 - 8. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 67.

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Flora of Malawi: Indigastrum costatum subsp. macrum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Indigastrum costatum
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Indigastrum costatum subsp. macrum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128740, retrieved 24 April 2024

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