The genus Vaughania is closely related to Indigofera, and is seen as no more than a synonym of that genus by some authors. The genus Vaughania has been accepted here, but if it is moved back into Indigofera then this species would become Indigofera dionaeifolia (S.Moore) Schrire[
Indigofera arenicola R.Vig.
Indigofera dionaeifolia (S.Moore) Schrire
Vaughania dionaeifolia is a deciduous shrub or a small tree; it can grow up to 10 metres tall. The bole can be up to 40cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
Africa - northern and northwestern Madagascar.
Deciduous and semideciduous woodland on sandy soils, at elevations up to 200 metres[
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The brown heartwood is heavy. It is used for house construction, cattle enclosures etc[
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