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
Flourensia cernua - tarbush
Flourensia cernua is deciduous shrub, from Chihuahuan Desert. In northern Mexico, the leaves and flower heads were used historically to make a decoction for treating indigestion.
Tilia platyphyllos - Large-leaved Linden
Tilia platyphyllos - thermophilic species, grows only in plain and low hills, Europe and western Asia.
Large-leaved Linden, used as decorative trees in parks, and street alignments.
Drypetes natalensis (Harv.) Hutch
Small tree, 10 m high, branches edges. Leaves alternate, language narrow oblong or elliptic, round base, asymmetrical, margins deeply soirees, shiny dark green on the upper face, and green inside. Stipele linear, 0.1 cm. Flowers in bundles, appear in the armpit leaves and on old wood, male flowers are nested sepa 4.5, 0 petals
Davidia involucrata var. involucrata
Arbore pana la 20 m inaltime; coroana la inceput conica apoi devine neregulata, ramuri orizontale. Scoarta gri-maronie. Mugurele terminal are forma ovoida, 6-7 mm lungime, acuminat, rosu-brun inchis. Mugurii laterali 6-8 mm lungime.
Acca sellowiana is a slow-growing, evergreen shrub, a native of South America, is now widely grown in the tropics and warm climates as an ornamental, and for its fruit. In late spring it produces quantities of flowers with proeminent red stamens and pinky-white edible petals. After flowering, the foliage can be hard pruned into any shape.
Sinningia speciosa Nees - Gloxinia
Sanguisorba officinalis - sangereasa
Herbaceous perennial. Stem erect, branched, galbra, 30-100 cm tall. Imparipenat-compound leaves, 20 - 40 cm long, 5-15 folio oval, irregularly toothed edge. Flowers hermaphrodite in capital combined terminal, brown or black-purple, 2-3 bracteole, Receptacle deeply concave; 4 SEPA, 4 stamens (rarely 2).
Plants with succulent stems, leaves and flowers unisexuate asymmetric, long pedunculate, grouped dichaziu terminal. ♂ flowers usually are obsolete, consisting of 4 petals oval, two of which are shorter, the ♀ consist of 4 petals equal, persistent.
Spartium junceum - native to the Canary Islands and Mediterranean Basin, grows in arid places, ground limestone, from plain to 600-2000 m, in association with Quercus pubescens, Quercus ilex, Fraxinus ornus, Cotinus coggygria.