Indigofera dielsiana Craib

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Indigofera dielsiana' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/indigofera/indigofera-dielsiana/). Accessed 2020-04-10.

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apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
appressed
Lying flat against an object.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
midrib
midveinCentral and principal vein in a leaf.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Indigofera dielsiana' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/indigofera/indigofera-dielsiana/). Accessed 2020-04-10.

A deciduous shrub 3 to 5 ft high, of thin diffuse habit; young shoots angular, thinly furnished at first with pale appressed hairs, afterwards nearly or quite glabrous. Leaves 212 to 5 in. long, made up of seven to eleven leaflets which are oval-oblong or obovate, rounded or tapered at the base, rounded at the apex, with a minute prolongation of the midrib there, 13 to 78 in. long, 14 to 38 in. wide, pale beneath, with appressed hairs on both surfaces. Racemes sub-erect, up to 5 or 6 in. long, slender, densely set with blossom. Flowers of an approximately pea-flower shape, nearly 12 in. long, pale rose; calyx silky, 18 in. long, with awl-shaped lobes; petals downy.

Native of Yunnan, China at 7,000 to 8,000 ft altitude; discovered by Forrest on the eastern flank of the Tali Range in 1906. It has succeeded very well at Kew, starting to blossom in June and continuing to September by racemes successively produced in the leaf-axils.


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