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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

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International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Stems stout, stiffly erect, strigulose, up to 60 cm. tall from a perennial woody base.
Morphology Leaves
Lower leaves often simple, upper up to 11-foliolate; stipules triangular, strigulose, up to 3 mm. long; rhachis strigulose, up to 9 cm. long, including a petiole of 4 mm., prolonged up to 5 mm. beyond lateral leaflets; leaflets opposite or alternate, narrowly oblong, up to 6 cm. long and 1.5 cm. wide but often much smaller, typically scabrid above with short stiff hairs ± 0.2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes densely strigulose, many-flowered, up to 15 cm. long in fruit, including a peduncle of up to 2 cm.; bracts lanceolate, 2 mm. long, very caducous; pedicels 1–2 mm. long, strongly reflexed during and after flowering.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx divided to near the base; lobes acuminate-subulate, 4–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6–7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit cylindrical, apparently indehiscent, spirally curved into 0.7–1.5 turns, ± 40 mm. long and 3 mm. wide, minutely strigulose, often somewhat warty; mesocarp woody, ± 0.5 mm. thick; endocarp not spotted.
Habitat
Brachystegia woodland; 1300 m.; rainfall over 1000 mm.
Distribution
T7 T8

Native to:

Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Indigofera antunesiana Harms appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1955 Gossweiler, J. [2363], Angola K001307017
Jan 1, 1955 Gossweiler, J. [4141], Angola K001307001
Jan 1, 1955 Gossweiler, J. [9300], Angola K001307002

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 285 (1899)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Schrire, B.D. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 3(4): 1-245. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 136 (1926).
  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin, Add. Ser. 1: 121 (1958).
  • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 26: 285 (1899).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 427 (1949).
  • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 134, t. 7/C (1962).

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

International Legume Database and Information Service
International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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