Scientific name - Indigofera jucunda
Synonyms - cylindrica Indigofera, Indigofera frutescens.
Popular names - River Master riververfbos.
Distribution and Habitat - native to the forests of Africa, Kwazulu-Natal, near rocks and rivers.
Description - shrub or small tree, evergreen. Imparipenat-compound leaves, 4-7 pairs of leaflets plus a terminal foliole, 8-25 x 5-13 mm, dark green, glabra, top round. Flowers arranged in axillary spikes, bi, combined with pale pink dark pink to white. Blooms from December to April in its area. Fruit cylindrical pod, 40 x 3 mm, red brown, pubescent, dehiscence.
Growth Rate - fast.
Tolerances - shade, but blooms weaker. Supported minimum temperature is 10 ° C.
Requirements - best flowering is obtained if the plant is in positionsunny or partially shaded hold.
Propagation - by seeds in September, in the greenhouse, blooming in two years from the east. The seeds are held 24 hours in water before sowing. Germinate at 21 ° C in 4-6 weeks.
Properties and Uses - cultivated as ornamental plants.
Curiosity - Indigofera is a genus comprising 720-730 species, mostly from Africa, Madagascar, Arabia, SE Asia, Mexico and tropical America.
Trees and shrubs
Hibiscus syriacus - shrub to 3 m high, native of India and China, naturalized in southern Europe. cultivated as an ornamental tree in parks and public gardens, the street alignments or as hedges.
Shrub or small tree, evergreen, 1-4 m high. Prostrata strain or upward. Green stalk, glabra, thin, flexible, geniculati. Leaves 2-6 cm long, oblong-elliptic, top obtuse or acute, margin fine teeth 3 ribs prominent upper front glabra, 12-15 mm long stalks.
Citrus - citrus
Bark smooth, thin, gray-brown to green. Most species have a single trunk, hardwood. Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) has a thick trunk 0.5 - a, 75 m in diameter. Stalk young are edges, green. Stalk elderly are circular in section.
Malus floribunda Siebold
Deciduu tree of 4.10 m high, native of Japan. Bark smooth, red-brown to gray on older branches is gray-brown. Floriferi buds are red. Leaves ovat-elliptic, alternate, deeply marigini soirees, ribbed, dark green in summer, yellow fall, 4-8 cm long, pinnate nervatiune.
Pedicularis rostrata-capitata - grows on alpine and subalpine meadows, cave sites, 1800-2400 m altitude.
Pedicularis rostrata-capital belongs to the family Orobanchaceae, which contain parasites or semiparazite, with or without chlorophyll, leaf bracteiforme.
Doronicum grandiflorum - geofita rizomatoasa, native to southern Europe, the Iberian Peninsula and the Balkans, growing on calcareous substrates in mountain and alpine floor, the debris, slopes from 2000-2500 m altitude.
Perennial herbaceous, stem 7-40 cm high. Caulinare different from the basal leaves, the basal are lobate, and those are areas caulinare. Flower 3-5 cm diameter, white, yellow or red; 3.5 sepa obsolete; 5 or more petals, stamens numerous. Fruit achenes, top acuminata recurbat, 4,5-5,6 x 3,0-3,7 mm, brown doll. 2n = 16.
Annona muricata is ornamental species. Fructul is edible as it is consumed fresh, as dessert, or mixed with ice cream or milk. Fruits containing vitamin B (0.07 mg/100g) and C (20 mg/100g), calcium and phosphorus.