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
Syringa vulgaris L.
Shrub or small tree, 1-5 m height, stalk Rosietici, smooth or slightly ribbed or tubers, glauca, purple. Leaves with lamina narrow-lanceolata, lanceolata or narrow-oblong-elliptical, 8-21 x 3.8 cm, the attenuated cuneata, top acute or obtuse, petiole up to 5 mm long. Petals 2-3, 8.12 mm long, ovata.
Tibouchina urvilleana - shrub, to 4 m high. Belong to the genus Tibouchina about 350 species of shrubs and undergrowth of tropical America, most of them being found across the globe species grown as ornamentals.
Asclepias fruticosa - shrub native from South Africa, introduced in the Mediterranean for textiles.
Evergreen ornamental plant of the Theaceae family, native from Eastern Asia, its origin is still controversial, being considered by some as species indigenous from Japonia and, by others, from China. It was introduced into Europe by the Portuguese in 1542 and soon spread to Spain, England, France and Italy; into United States at the beginning of the 18th century, and in Australia during the mid 19th century.
Tellima grandiflora is a native herbaceous species in North America, grows in forests and on the walls umriti.
Tellima genus name is an anagram for Mitella, belongs to the family Saxifragaceae.
Aptenia cordifolia Schwantes
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Actinotus periculosus (Apiaceae), new perennial species in Australia
Liana Wood, single, semi-evergreen, perennial. Strain gray-brown with prominent lenticele. Leaves alternate, palmately-compound, 5 folio ribbed stipelate. Oblonga call to Foliolele ovat-elliptic, the round, ribbed 4.5 to 10 cm long. Raceme axillary blossom, clocks, male flowers are arranged terminal