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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera amorphoides Jaub. & Spach

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to Kenya, SW. Arabian Peninsula, Namibia.

    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Stout erect woody herb up to 70 cm. tall; stems slightly ridged, very densely strigulose.
    Leaves
    Stipules subulate, setaceous-tipped, ± 3 mm. long; rhachis channelled above, sparsely strigulose, up to 8 cm. long, including a petiole of ± 2 cm., prolonged 2–3 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; stipellae minute; petiolules 1 mm. long; leaflets 7–15, cuneate, elliptic-oblong, emarginate in lower leaves, rounded in the upper, up to 19 mm. long and 9 mm. wide, sparingly strigulose beneath, glabrous above.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes many-flowered, sessile, up to 3.5 cm. long; axis strigulose; bracts linear-lanceolate, ± 1 mm. long, very caducous; pedicel ± 1 mm. long, strongly reflexed after flowering.
    Calyx
    Calyx strigulose, ± 1.3 mm. long; lobes subulate-tipped, about as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Corolla golden-brown strigulose outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens ± 3 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod brown, indehiscent, or the valves rupturing irregularly, not torulose, obtuse-apiculate, up to 6 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, 2.5 mm. thick; dorsal suture ± 1.5 mm. wide; endocarp brown, the spots confluent.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1–2 or rarely 3, rounded-cuboid.
    Habitat
    Acacia, Commiphora open bushland; 900 m.; rainfall 400 mm.
    Distribution
    and S. Arabia K1
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Somalia, Yemen

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Indigofera amorphoides Jaub. & Spach appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    [Unknown] [2213], Ethiopia K000392717 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Ill. Pl. Orient. 5: 93 (1856)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 105 (1958).
    • Jaub. & Spach, Ill. Pl. Or., t. 483 (1856).

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0