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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Indigofera L.
      1. Indigofera andrewsiana J.B.Gillett

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria, South Sudan to Uganda.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual branching herb ± 45 cm. tall, everywhere covered with white medifixed hairs, those on stems and inflorescences spreading at the tips.
    Leaves
    Stipules brownish, narrowly attenuate, up to 4mm. long; rhachis channelled above, up to ± 3 cm. long, including a petiole of 4–6 mm., usually prolonged 1–2 mm. beyond the lateral leaflets; leaflets 9–13, narrowly cuneate-oblong, ± 10 mm. long and 2 mm. wide, appressed strigose.
    Inflorescences
    Raceme 10–20-flowered, up to 6 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 6 mm.; bracts 2–3 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels erect, ± 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 4 mm. long, divided for three-quarters of its length into narrowly attenuate teeth.
    Corolla
    Corolla caducous, ± 4.5 mm. long, densely strigose outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens ± 4 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod subcylindric, 6–7 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, 2–4-seeded; endocarp spotted in 4 rows.
    Seeds
    Seeds cuboid, with 3–4 pits on eaoh face.
    Habitat
    Sticky black soils of grassy plains; 750 m.; rainfall ± 1000 mm.
    Distribution
    U1
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Sudanian grasslands
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda

    Other Data

    Indigofera andrewsiana J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 6, 1954 Peers, A.W. [2], Sudan K000392740 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull., Addit. Ser. 1: 38 (1958)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • 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: 38 (1958).

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Gillett, J. B. (1958). Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 1:1-166. Indigofera.. in Tropical Africa.

    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