African Plant Database

Indigofera hedyantha Eckl. & Zeyh.
Protologue : Enum. Pl. Afric. Austral. 2 243 (1836) 
Information on the genus : Indigofera
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Indigofera hedyantha Eckl. & Zeyh. subsp. hedyantha
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Indigofera secunda E. Mey.
=Indigofera goetzei Harms (1900)
Taxon infra-specific
Indigofera hedyantha subsp. robusta Schrire (2012)
Indigofera hedyantha subsp. inyangana (N.E. Br.) Schrire (2012)
Indigofera hedyantha Eckl. & Zeyh. subsp. hedyantha
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, that grows in little tufts, densely branched from the base, branches angular-furrowed with brown bark, 30-150 cm tall; sweet-scented; rather woody herb from a taproot;
Ecology : Grassland; 1400-2600 m alt.
  Most attractive: corolla splendid, deep crimson, densely covered outside with mainly golden-brown appressed hairs; pods dark, black strigulose; would look lovely in the garden.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3(4): 98
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carte afrique num 65097
Record n°65097
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