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Indigofera jucunda
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

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.

Management -

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.

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