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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Leguminosae
Indigofera georgei

Citation: E. Pritzel in DieIs & E. Pritzel, Bot. Jb. 35:268 (1904).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Green-grey tomentose undershrub; branches semiwoody to woody, ascending, to 50 cm long; leaves 1-4 cm long; leaflets 3-7 (usually 5), obovate, 10-18 x 4-8 mm, appressed-tomentose, the conspicuous midrib ending in a mucro; stipules filiform-acuminate, 1.5-2 mm long, leathery, pubescent; stipels setaceous, brown, to 1 mm long.

Flowers few to 20 in pedunculate, at first condensed, later loose racemes 5-20 cm long; bract narrow-lanceolate to filiform, c. 1.5 mm long, leathery, white-pubescent caducous; flowers 4-6 mm long, laterally pressed at first; calyx oblique-campanulate, 2-3 mm long, grey- or rusty-tomentose; teeth unequal, spreading, the upper 2 shorter; the lowest nearly as long as the tube; petals red to mauve; standard orbicular, conduplicate, at an early stage enveloping the wings and most of the keel, densely rusty-appressed-tomentose outside, glabrous inside; wings oblong, shorter than the standard, glabrescent; keel obtuse, equalling the wings, markedly pubescent on the lower ridge, not covered by the standard at first.

Pod linear, 20-35 x 2-3 mm, white-tomentose, several- to 8-seeded; seeds oblique, to 2 mm long, brown, sides irregular, grooved.

image of FSA2_Indigofera_geo.jpg
Image source: fig. 308A in J.P. Jessop and H.R. Toelken Ed. 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NW, LE, EP.   W.Aust.; N.T.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: June — Sept.


SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: Similar to I. basedowii but differs in having a shorter calyx.

Author: Not yet available


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